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29 gallon, relativly planted 3.33 WPG, (some rotala, tiger lotus, watersprite, java fern, cardinal plant, frill, and i was thinking about doing either glosso, or Riccia)

pH 7.1 with DIY CO2
Nitrates 5ppm

KH = 8 Degrees
GH= 15+ degrees

my tap water is about, 8.0: 15 degrees KH and 25-30 GH with no nitrates
Is this water ok to use or should i mix with RO, and should I change anything about my water?

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Is co2 the only thing lowering your ph? Your parameters are fine for all but a very few species of plants. I wouldn't change a thing.


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