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Just tested the water in my 2 tanks...........Kh-4 , Gh-6. Are this good levels?

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Short answer is YES! Wish I had your water.


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Short answer is YES! Wish I had your water.
Yeah, the water here is very soft. I have to add the Gh booster and the Equilibrium after my weekly WC. I was a little worry that my Kh is too low. Thanks wkndracer.

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Where in NY are you and what do you add?
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Where in NY are you and what do you add?
I am in Forest Hills. I add the Ultimate Gh booster and the Seachem Equilibrium, 1/2 tsp each at wc for my 55g.

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Alkalinity (mg/L CaCO3)- 12.9 average

Calcium (mg/L)- 5.6 average

Hardness (mg/L CaCO3)- 19 average

Hardness (grains/gallon[US]CaCO3)(6)- 1.1 average

Magnesium (mg/L)- 1.2

pH (pH units)- 7.2

Potassium (mg/L)- 0.6

Sodium (mg/L)- 9

Sulfate (mg/L)- 5.0

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After playing the mad chemist for over a year I settled on 3-4dKH and between 5-10dGH for all my tanks. To do it required an RO system because my tap is crap. Your water allows you to keep most anything without the hassle. (much easier)


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