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Weird water readings

So got some test stuff to check my shrimp tank....

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6.5 - 7.0 ph (color was somewhere in middle)
Kh 4.4
Gh 10 (think it's cause the cuttle bone i put in)
Tds 304

Aged tap
Ph 7.0
Kh 2.2
Gh 3.3
Tds 143


So first things.... I think i need a good water change...


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 05:26 PM
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Kh looks high. What kind of shrimp?

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Re: Weird water readings

So the gh isn't high? Pfr and red crystal

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GH is fine for PFRs a bit high for CRS but yeah, KH is high for CRS (again fine for PFRs)
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what are you using to mesure your KH and GH

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Re: Weird water readings

Some little api test strips

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That si your problem to start. Get a true test kit and test. those strips are as good as using a stick to check your temp

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