Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Clara, California
Not impressed by water hardness (plus a question about CRS)
The test strips (I know, not very accurate) say that the water hardness is 80-85 ppm. Can someone convert this to degrees and if it's soft or hard?
I want to know how to get my water softer. I don't want to use an RO system since I'm only a teenager and can't afford it. And I want to spend as little money as possible.
And I also have a question about CRS. My pH stays stable at 6.8 (maybe fluctuate .1 sometimes), nitrites at 0, nitrates at 20-30, and hardness is described in the first paragraph. Can I keep CRS in these conditions? And will they interbreed with RCS?
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