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How is my tap water?

Cant tell if the ammonia is 0 or not. This is my non softened water. I don't have my liquid gh and kh tests yet but the strip reads 150. I just want to make sure it's good for water changes
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Water change away! Are you on a well?

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I am on a city line I just don't see green very well in the first place and just got my kit so sort of messing around. Doing the water change now
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Almost all public tap water will have about the same set of test colors. The one that can be questionable is the GH reading. I suggest buying a GH test kit, or finding your local water supplier's "water quality report" and look for calcium and magnesium.

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I guess another question is should I be mixing my water between hard and soft? Or just one?
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Ammonia looks to be 0 to me. If it is just .25 though, Seachem Prime (which you should be using anyways) will detoxify that.
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Ammonia looks to be 0 to me. If it is just .25 though, Seachem Prime (which you should be using anyways) will detoxify that.
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Oh, and I didn't see the updates after I posted my comment, but, is the "150" on the strip TDS, ppm KH, ppm GH or what?
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Oh, and I didn't see the updates after I posted my comment, but, is the "150" on the strip TDS, ppm KH, ppm GH or what?
Between 150-300 Gh, so hard to very hard and
300+ KH

The liquid tests will be in tomorrow
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