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03-24-2013 04:16 PM
Originally Posted by assasin6547 View Post
*I beg to differ
For what?
03-22-2013 08:25 PM
assasin6547 *I beg to differ
03-22-2013 06:45 AM
Originally Posted by MABJ View Post
It technically can, but nothing corrects water like RO remineralized.
But nothing sucks more than being broke.
03-22-2013 06:23 AM
CBS newbie

It technically can, but nothing corrects water like RO remineralized.
03-22-2013 05:52 AM
Kinection Wouldn't Aquasoil solve all his problems? Since we know he/she (sorry) has a pretty high pH for CRS, it would buffer it to ideal conditions. Not to jack the thread, but Aquasoil does make the gH/kH "ideal" for CRS right? Never really found out, just read it lowers "hardness"
03-22-2013 05:38 AM
GMYukonon24s Ok sweet thanks. I have API test kits now I just need the gh and kh test kit.
03-22-2013 05:20 AM
CBS newbie

Originally Posted by assasin6547 View Post
HM digital for the TDS meter.
API for gh and kh test kit
Totally ninja'd.
03-22-2013 05:20 AM
assasin6547 HM digital for the TDS meter.
API for gh and kh test kit
03-22-2013 05:20 AM
CBS newbie

API is one you can't go wrong with.

TDS meter? HM Digital
03-22-2013 05:18 AM
GMYukonon24s Is there a certain brand that I should look for?
03-21-2013 08:39 PM
Soothing Shrimp agreed. Either that or Ebay. Around here LFS are way more expensive.
03-21-2013 08:09 PM
MABJ Best to order off Amazon, in my opinion.
03-21-2013 07:37 PM
GMYukonon24s Thanks I'll have to see if one of my LFS has them.
03-21-2013 03:46 PM
Julianzh I'm new to crs and cbs too, but the tds and gh test kit are a really nice investment.
03-21-2013 01:59 PM
CBS newbie

PH of 7.2 usually means things are too high for them.

I guarantee the KH is over 4-7, and CRS need 0-1.

The TDS is likely high as well, so I bet your params are around 8 GH.

It is still worth testing. Also get yourself test kits + a TDS pen.
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