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CRS water parimeters?

I need help with the water parimeters for CRS please help!!
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I think you will find most shoot for pH 6 to 6.5, kh 0, gh 5, tds around 150.
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im not sure what gh and tds is and how to test for it
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gh, or general hardness is the concentration of divalent cations, and tds, or total dissolved solids, is the total of all ions. For gh you can get a liquid test kit, and tds you and get a test pen.
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You must have a GH/KH and ph test kit.
Your ph can range from 5.5 to 7, TDS from 100 to 600.

What really maters is CONSTANT AND STABLE parameters, GH above 6, ammonia 0, nitrites 0.
Generally is better nitrates under 15.

However, a friend wrote an awesome guide to understand how to keep them.

Please read this: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=176557


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