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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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My tap water for crs


In my house, tap water use without put anything in yet, it is at 21-39 tds. Is this call softwater? Good to use for crs instead use ro water?
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What is your ph gh kh

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Do you have a water softener (the kind you have to add bags of salt to)? If so that water will NOT work for CRS since it just replaces Ca and Mg with Na.
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Nah currently I dont use tap for crs, but I just wondering can this Tap use for Crs? Is this softwater enough and add mineral in?
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we need to know the other parameters. ph, gh, and kh. just soft water is not enough for them
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It is soft water, but it probably still contains other minerals such as flouride, copper, chloride, chloramines, etc in small amounts. If your shrimp are sensitive (expensive), it may be worth it to stick with RO/DI. If they're cheapies, you can try it out. The weak may die and strong survive.
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