Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Paradise Valley, AZ
Fine tuning my TB tank before putting them in
I just tested my water and the AS seems to be finished leaching.
The Nitrates are between 5-10ppm. I can never read that test very well.
GH was 6, TDS was 140.
My questions are, are those Nitrates too high? I can do a huge WC before introducing any shrimp if so.
Should I get the GH down to 5 or is 6 ok? I have been putting the water in at GH of 5 so I'm wondering why it's 6 in the tank.
The TDS will be lower too if I lower the GH, will that be ok? I have always thought that the TDS shouldn't get too low, but what is too low?