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Gh of water and how to increase. please help

I am keeping a tank for Taiwan Bee Shrimps. I am trying to have water parameters to suit them. I can't use RO water because have no RO unit. My questions are:

1)) My GH reading says <3 but I want to know if its the same scale which others use? I mean I don't want I measure my GH wrong. I say my GH is less than three but I am not sure its the same scale Others use. It had a "degree" sign and "d" written. Please help if its the same standard use all over.



2) What is the best way to increase Gh without disturbing other things in water. Is Seachem equilibrium good for this purpose or any other product?

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Yeah...degrees are how most measure their KH/GH. You can get a product like Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ or SL-Aqua Blue Wizard or something similar and increase the GH to the desired level. Most places that sell dry ferts also offer GH boosters.


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Yeah...degrees are how most measure their KH/GH. You can get a product like Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ or SL-Aqua Blue Wizard or something similar and increase the GH to the desired level. Most places that sell dry ferts also offer GH boosters.
Thanks. So according to this chart is it also measured in dgh? Please have a look

https://www.discobee.com/blogs/news/...ter-parameters

Also denerle shrimp Bee salt can I use in purified water as well? I mean no RO water. Just bottled mineral water and adding shrimp salt? Will this solve everything like tds, Gh,KH etc?
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Yeah...those are in degrees as well. GH is measured either in degrees or ppm. 1 degree of hardness is equal to 17.9ppm. So when you see GH and it's a small number, it's degrees most of the time when it relates to aquarium discussion.

As far as remineralizer in bottled mineral water...I guess it would be ok but you'd want to test the mineral water first to see what the numbers are. But if you're going to use bottled mineral water, you're better off just using RO or distilled water.


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Yeah...those are in degrees as well. GH is measured either in degrees or ppm. 1 degree of hardness is equal to 17.9ppm. So when you see GH and it's a small number, it's degrees most of the time when it relates to aquarium discussion.

As far as remineralizer in bottled mineral water...I guess it would be ok but you'd want to test the mineral water first to see what the numbers are. But if you're going to use bottled mineral water, you're better off just using RO or distilled water.
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