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Old 01-31-2005, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was just wondering what all of you have out of the tap? What would be considered too high in the Kh/Gh range for out of the tap for plants?
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Off topic here, but is there a way to recieve information from the companies to see whats in our tapwater?

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kh:11
gh:21 (last time i checked)
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ph 7.0
kh 3
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Mine seems to be pretty much a sodium bicarbonate solution. No calcium, no magnesium, no potassium, no nitrate, KH = 9.0, GH = 0. pH out of the tap is 8.5. Upon standing, some CO2 diffuses out, and the pH goes up to 8.6.

Weird! It is like hard water that has been through a water softener.

I don't like it. I collect rain water and use that. I throw some ground limestone in the tank to get some calcium and magnesium in the water and get the GH up to 3 or 4.
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Off topic here, but is there a way to recieve information from the companies to see whats in our tapwater?

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kh:11
gh:21 (last time i checked)
Sure. They should send you an annual water report. Additionally, what they send you might not include all of the aquarium helpful information. But if you ask them for specific test information, they are usually glad to give it. Took my local water district about 2 days to get me the info.

Side note: I'll post my info later.
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From the tap:
pH 8.2
GH 11
KH 10

Our own free flowing 90+' deep well.
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My tap water has a p.H of around 7.4, ever since I added a piece of driftwood it dropped down to 6.8 which is pretty good for rams.
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Mine are
PH - 7.2
GH - 12
KH - 3
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my tap water parameters are similar to strung out's

gh-19
kh-9

is this too high for a planted tank???
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Sure. They should send you an annual water report. Additionally, what they send you might not include all of the aquarium helpful information. But if you ask them for specific test information, they are usually glad to give it. Took my local water district about 2 days to get me the info.

Side note: I'll post my info later.
Should I check out my dad's bills? or rather is there an online source I can check out?


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my tap water parameters are similar to strung out's

gh-19
kh-9

is this too high for a planted tank???
I don't think plants have a preference, heard as plants needing softwater as a myth. I have HC growing nicely and one downoi growing slowly but both are just fine, I don't think there would be any difference if I had soft water. I can't vouch for other plants though, all I have are echinodorus and mosses. Where do you live by the way?
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