Extremely high GH. Tap water is super hard - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
davgriggs's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Posts: 25
Extremely high GH. Tap water is super hard

I am wondering if I should be woring about my water parameters in my 12 gallon planted aquarium.
aquarium: Nitrites 0, Amonia 0 PH high 7's, Nitrates 80+. bought the KPI GH and KH test kit but not really sure how to read it but the KH took 7 drops to turn to turn yellow and GH 25 drops to turn green.


Tap water KH was 7 drops and GH 16 drops - amonia 0, no chlorine and PH 7.5 ish

David A. Griggs
davgriggs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 12:37 PM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 187
What is your substrate, do you have rocks in the tank, are you dosing something that raises gh? Also how frequently are you changing water?
jbvamos is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 02:41 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
babystarz's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mpls, Minnesota
Posts: 318
What are you planning to keep in the tank? Some species love hard water so you wouldn't necessarily need to do anything to your water parameters. It just depends on what plants and creatures you intend to keep.

Also, are those parameters for the tank water stable? Meaning once it hits 7 drops for KH and 25 for GH, does it stay there? And the pH?

.`.`..`.><(((>
babystarz is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome