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Did first test on 75 gallon tank today and the GH is off the charts. I am on well water , running pres. co2, what can I do and what can I expect the plants and fish to do. I am doing the greenleaf fertilizer system. Any help will be greatly appreiciated.Thanks Donny P.S. the kh is 107.4 ppm...
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you need to go to the water shop and start filling up a couple of 5 gallon drinking water bottles.
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your KH is 6.01 degrees. what is your PH? You can mix RO water to bring the GH/ KH down.

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Any more thoughts please???? Thanks Donny
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High GH is not a problem, compared to high KH. The plants need calcium and magnesium, which are the primary GH elements. Fish and invertibrates need calcium too. Unless you run into problems with some of the fish who have problems with high GH water, and I don't know what fish that would be, I wouldn't worry about it. The less you do to modify the properties of your tap water, the more likely you are to maintain a consistent quality of water in the tank, which is much more important.

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Did first test on 75 gallon tank today and the GH is off the charts. I am on well water , running pres. co2, what can I do and what can I expect the plants and fish to do. I am doing the greenleaf fertilizer system. Any help will be greatly appreiciated.Thanks Donny P.S. the kh is 107.4 ppm...
Don't worry about it. Most plants will flourish just fine. The only plant I have trouble with is rotala wachilli and my water is very hard.

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Thanks for the help...Donny
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