Roborep1 Posted December 4, 2014 Report Share Posted December 4, 2014 The whole reason I got out of this hobby 10 years ago was tanks multiplied, work multiplied, and fun diminished. I want to avoid this and keep things as SIMPLE as possible. I am starting a tank and would like to use my WELL water if possible. Here are my lab results prior to putting in water softener to bring down manganese; Fluoride - Non Detectable Chloride - 7 ppm Nitrite & Nitrate - Non Detectable Sulfate - 23 ppm Calcium - 16ppm Magnesium - 6ppm Hardness - 63ppm Sodium - 9ppm Copper - Non Detectable Iron - 0.15 ppm Manganese - 0.09 ppm PH - 7.3 I ordered Brightwell Aquatics Substrate which should buffer the PH down below 7. When I get that installed I will test the pH again and post those results next week. *** I installed my water softener this weekend and purchased API GH/KH **** The GH Test was green on the first drop- so this would mean 0-3 degrees. The KH Test was between 3-4 degrees. Question; All over the net for shrimp water parameters people will put numbers like GH= 0 KH = 4. Are these must be degrees not ppm? I would prefer to pick the shrimp to fit the water - for now at least. I plan on purchasing a TDS meter. I assume this is the best and most economical way to test this parameter? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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