|01-09-2013 04:20 AM|
|Colorblizzle||Ok I get it. So doing 50/50 will drop my GH to 5-6 which from what I understand the plants will love. After that how do I raise my KH? I'm guessing I want that closer to 8 DKH? Maybe higher? Definitely closer to 300 for my mbuna tank|
|01-09-2013 04:14 AM|
|01-09-2013 03:49 AM|
|Colorblizzle||Meijer huh? Where hours in Michigan are you from? I live in holland which is by Grand Rapids|
|01-09-2013 03:48 AM|
|Colorblizzle||Adding RO water will increase my alkalinity??|
|01-09-2013 03:41 AM|
|Captivate05||Your GH and KH should be fine for most plants and fish, IMO. If you feel like your water is too hard, you can cut it 50/50 with RO water from the store. My local Meijer has the jugs you can fill right there which cost $0.29 a gallon if you have a container for it.|
|01-09-2013 03:33 AM|
|Colorblizzle||I'm not adding CO2. But how can I bump it up? My mbuna tank already has a crushed coral substrate and lots of calceous rock. As for my planted tank I don't wanna add crushed coral or rocks just plants flourite and driftwood for decor. Is there something else I can do?|
|01-09-2013 03:15 AM|
Most aquarium plants are quite adaptable to whatever GH and KH you have.
I would bump up the KH for the fish. Especially if you will be adding CO2.
|01-08-2013 03:03 PM|
|Colorblizzle||I've been keeping cichlids for a little over a year and they seem to not mind|
|01-08-2013 02:59 PM|
You can do a research, some plants will prefer such parameters, other will not but will grow in it nevertheless, maybe slower.
|01-08-2013 07:06 AM|
|Colorblizzle||I probably should also state that the reason for this post is I'm about to start a planted tank...|
|01-08-2013 07:05 AM|
Is my GH/KH gonna make my tank difficult?
I finally went and bout a testing kit and tested my water my GH Is 11 (195ppm) and my KH is 5 (125ppm). I also keep African cichlids and they seem to be doing well although I now know my alkalinity is very low for them. That is the tank I tested also could calceous rocks and crushed coral affect my readings?