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Old 08-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Gh/kh

Test drops just arrived!

Gh - 13 drops (aka off the chart, 12 drops is 214 ppm)

Kh - 11 drops (196.9ppm)

Fish seem ok (except for the tetras that all died).

Adding pressurized co2 to bring ph (also insanely high/alkaline 8.4-8.6 ish) in 56g down.

Is this a problem?! Good grief. I knew our water was hard but DANG.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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Is this ok?
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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Actually most fish acclimate just fine to those types of readings. What type of plants and lighting do you have if your considering CO2? Also what is your stock?

Personally I wouldn't be concerned unless your keeping more delicate fish or plants that really need softer water. I have tap water that is very close in numbers to yours and in some of my more delicate fish tanks such as my 55g and 24g nano fish tanks I use RO water to cut with my tap water during WC's so I can keep my kh/gh/ph where I want it. But this is an exception not the norm.
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Actually most fish acclimate just fine to those types of readings. What type of plants and lighting do you have if your considering CO2? Also what is your stock?

Personally I wouldn't be concerned unless your keeping more delicate fish or plants that really need softer water. I have tap water that is very close in numbers to yours and in some of my more delicate fish tanks such as my 55g and 24g nano fish tanks I use RO water to cut with my tap water during WC's so I can keep my kh/gh/ph where I want it. But this is an exception not the norm.
Ok - I won't worry then. Thanks Rivercats!
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