Could someone please help me understand my water parameters. I have never needed to check my water in all of the years i have had aquariums maybe I have been lucky.
I have struggled with green hair algae for a while now and I think it was down to too much light after my upgraded LEDs to which I am starting to get under control.
All of a sudden though my plants have started melting and my fish are not happy. Lost 2 in the last week when I haven't lost a fish in about a year prior to this.
So got a 5 in 1 tester and it shows the following:
NO3 - 160 ppm(mg/L)
NO2 - 0 ppm(mg/L)
PH - 7
KH - 240 ppm(mg/L)
GH - 180 ppm(mg/L)
I have diy co2 and dose carbon liquid daily.
Light this week reduced to 9 hours and dimmed the light slightly.
Any help would be appreciated.
I don't know if it helps but i tested my tap water and it is:
NO3 - 40
NO2 - 0
PH - 7
KH - 180
GH - 180
Last edited by Darkblade48; 07-02-2017 at 09:31 AM.
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