Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Lake in the hills, IL
Tap water parameters seem off
Hey guys so I'm in the middle of cycling my 40 breeder and I did some tests on my current parameters. I'm coming off a reed tank so I am just learning the basics of freshwater parameters.
Tank parameters are
I think those are pretty normal parameters. I'd like to keep CRS so I want to bring down my PH and TDS.
Now my tap water parameters are
Is it normal to have such high TDS but low GH? My house does use a water softener since our water in chicago is rock hard and was just wondering how that would play into all this. I don't have fish at the moment but when I do I'll be using 20% Tap and 80% RO water to get around 80 ppm TDS and raise that up with ferts.