With the API GH/KH test kit I'm getting 8 drops for KH and 11 drops for GH. I'm interpreting that as 8dKH and 196.9 GH. Is this correct? My KH appears to be ok for shrimp but my hardness is pretty high.
The number it is is each drop until it turns to the next color. So in the hundreds is highly unlikely, if it took 11 drops then its 11.
Your kH is 8 German degrees. Your gH is 11 German degrees.
This is equivalent to 142 ppm for kH and 196 ppm for gH.