Where to start with my water?
Hi, I'm a total noob. Starting a 20 gallon planted tank. Been reading but don't know where to start with my water. I have well water. I have access to the water straight from the pump (unfiltered, unsoftened), or after both but not in between.
I have a small 2.5 gallon tank that I have really struggled with in keeping fish alive/clear for the last few months. The kids have really enjoyed it and want a bigger tank. It's finally doing good because I have started using store bought distilled water in it. Don't know that I want to do that for 20 gallons. lol
I have test kits. So, could you all help me figure out what to do? What results do you want to see on what water (meaning, do I need to let it sit a day or whatever before testing it)?
IIRC, before going distilled, my little tank was okay on gh and high on kh or the other way around?
Thanks, and I can't wait to become part of this community.