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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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San Francisco water KH

Those who live in San Franciso, what KH and GH have you measured out of the tap? I did a quick KH test using the Tetra test kit and I believe the KH I got is somewhere between 1.5-2 degrees. Is that what you are getting also?

I am setting up a CO2 injected planted tank for the first time and I need some feedback on what others using SF tap water are doing to achieve a good chemical balance for plants and fish.

Any feedback from SF locals would be appreciated.
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I am from Alameda and my KH is about 0-1 using the tetra test kit.
You should add baking soda or calcium carbonate to boost the KH. You might get some dramatic pH swings.
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