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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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How hard is my water?

I just tested my water for the first time ever. I used the aquaium pharamedicals test.

pH: 7.4 (i used the high range one, not sure about the low range)
KH: 10dKH 161.1 ppm
GH: 11dKH 196.6 ppm
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That is kind of hard, you can forget growing any softwater plant's with that.
But still many many nice plant's you can grow...

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I found that out the hard way with tonina plants. What kind of nice plants can I keep? rotala sp green is dying on me.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 02:41 AM
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There are many plants that grow in hard water.

I have very soft water. I add Ca/Mg and raise it to 14 dh. Otherwise, my plants start melting. My E. Stellata stunts when I don't add enough Ca.

It all depends on your setup I guess.

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