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My Tap Water Parameters

Okay, I live in Lexington KY. Here are my tap water parameters.

PH - 7.0
GH - 10 dH
KH - 4 dH

I am planning on using either ADA AquaSoil, and planning on injecting CO2. Want to work with an Amazon type environment, for tetras etc., maybe Discus later...

What say yee...any advice...or wisdom appreciated.
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Your water is "great." No need to do anything to it unless you change your mind and want African or Central American "hard water loving" Cichlids.
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indiboi,

Given this water, and injecting CO2, would it be possible to keep discus if desired?
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Some would say yes, some would say no. I don't see anything wrong with it personally.
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Given this water, and injecting CO2, would it be possible to keep discus if desired?
Absolutely, the question is do you want to be responsible enough to keep discus.
Do you're homework.
Your water parameters are fine.

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well that is the question....volume of water changes, correct? I am not sure I am prepared for that reality, but I was just curious.
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Although I can provide you with no guidance regarding keeping discus (never done it), there's something a bit wacky about your water parameters. Did you test it straight out of te tap? Did you test PO4? If your KH is truly 4, your pH assuming no other buffers (namely phosphate) are present, your pH should be around 7.6.

If you tested straight out of the tap, you might want to test your pH again on a sample that has been allowed to degas for a day or so. No need to degas for KH or GH....

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Thanks,

Actually i just tested some water in a new tank, that has been running for 1 day. Teh values were a little different.

GH 7
KH 3
PH 7.5+

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Seems you just had CO2 in the tap water, which is quite normal. The pH is basically irrelevant, KH & GH are far more important considerations.
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