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Tap Water Sulawesi Ready?

Will these parameters work for Sulawesi inhabitants (cardinals and poso snails)?

Tap water specs:
TDS=438

API Test Kit:
pH=8.4
kH=11 degrees
gH= stopped after 30 drops

Here is my city's water report data if anyone's interested. My water is from Bailey County Well Field:
http://www.mylubbock.us/docs/default....pdf?sfvrsn=12


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Will these parameters work for Sulawesi inhabitants (cardinals and poso snails)?

Tap water specs:
TDS=438

API Test Kit:
pH=8.4
kH=11 degrees
gH= stopped after 30 drops

Here is my city's water report data if anyone's interested. My water is from Bailey County Well Field:
http://www.mylubbock.us/docs/default....pdf?sfvrsn=12
I think it's okay if you are not dealing with plants. By the way it is tap water. results will change a bit when it is in aquarium and its cycled, create environment where PH is going dow because of drift wood, peat, substrate, smth like that. gh stoped after 30 drops? if it means that drop 1 dgh it's okay, youll work with it it is not so bad
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Looking at the report, there seems to be a mismatch between the report of PH 7.2 and alkalinity and hardness in the low 200's versus what your tests show.
I can believe either might be true but in general I find the hobby grade sets we use may not get the best answers. Some more checking might be worthwhile?

Of the two, the water report readings would be somewhat better for your stocking? But if they are bred and raised in the local water, I go with what they live in and not worry the tests.
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I think my water tests are more accurate because that report is from last year (they have not gotten a report yet for this year). Also, God knows what plumbing that water goes through to get to my house. No one in my tiny little town breeds cardinals, so I want to be the first here to do so. My tank is set up with Sulawesi lake scape in mind (lots of limestone and Texas holey rock). I just wanted to know if I have to RO and remineralize, or if these parameters could work with Sulawesi inhabitants. Is it possible to increase conductivity without increasing TDS?


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