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post #43 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I tested all parameters and here they are, up to date.
Also put in some fresh active carbon in the filter...

Temperature: 75F
pH: 6.5
TDS: 270ppm (tap water is normally 400TDS)
GH: 11 dGH (tap water is normally 25 dGH)
KH: 0 dKH? (tap water is normally 8 dKH)
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitirite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 15ppm

Obviously things have changed a bit. KH went back down to undetectable. probably the substrate's doing. pH went back down to 6.5...a bit low, but hopefully the cherry shrimp can deal. it looks like the substrate lowers the tap water's KH GH and even TDS...crazyness.
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