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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-18-2020, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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so I test well water and gh is 8 and kh is 8...possible?
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That is pretty good. kH is a little high for some things but in general that is pretty middle of the road. With a kH of 8 I am assuming your pH is a good bit above neutral so you will either have to pH your water down or avoid acid loving species like discus.

In general my kH goes down with my pH. For my hard water tanks I use tap water (similar parameters to yours, suitable for guppies, rainbows, neocaridinia, ect). For my soft water/south american tanks I use RO water and remineralize to gh ~8 and kh ~3-4 then I use seachem acid buffer to bring the pH down to about 6.8.

Remineralizing and pH'ing is a constant chore and it makes your system arguably less stable. Using your well/tap water straight would make your life easier but your plants might not do quite as well. Lots of options!

Bump: Just read you previous quote about angels neons ect. These are south american and will appreciate a pH at or below 7 and softer water. Not saying they wont survive in your well water, but you will have better success choosing different fish or changing your water chemistry.

I would suggest you look at making your tank a rainbowfish community tank. They are a absolutely gorgeous group of fish, very rewarding, and it will be less of a headache to keep. because your tank is so big, changing your water chemistry would be a chore and a cost I personally would rather not do.

Good Luck!!
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so i test now ro water gh is 0 ..now is better?
because i need lot of wood and stone for tank ( in my country not have good wood ) do You know where to buy cheaper snake or red moor wood or seiryu stone?
In UK is selling with price of 50 euro/ pieces...now search something cheaperů
will need cca 100 kg stone and lot of wood...
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so i test now ro water gh is 0 ..now is better?
because i need lot of wood and stone for tank ( in my country not have good wood ) do You know where to buy cheaper snake or red moor wood or seiryu stone?
In UK is selling with price of 50 euro/ pieces...now search something cheaperů
will need cca 100 kg stone and lot of wood...
Hard scape is pretty pricey for what it is. And no, gh of 0 is not good for fish or plants. You can add hardscape as you go. Maybe get the tank cycling and look around!
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so,now will need to mix ro with tap water...ok that is no problem....
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I having trouble with layout...i have ( before few years idee) that do 3 layout in my tank...maybe jungle ,forest and amazona where lot of plants are on same parameters...what think about that?
still having trouble one week drawing but can not take what want because my tank is too long for get good deep..will see...
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