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Old 12-12-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
Bluek24a4
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Default Lets Discuss Our Tap Water

I meant to make this thread a long time ago, but better late than never. I think we have terrific tap water that is much better than what I read about other people having. My parameters are listed below, I am interested if anyone's deviate at all.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate:0
PH: About 7, maybe 6.8

GH: 0
KH: 0
TDS: 37

I get a reading for phosphate, something below 1PPM.

So far, I have had decent luck keeping shrimp in our tap water by adding food grade Calcium Chloride, Epsom Salt, and Potassium Sulfate as a home made GH booster.
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