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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi guys, just moved into the city and dealing with something I've never had to before, chloramine. I picked up a bottle of API tap water conditioner, but now see mentions that it leaves behind the ammonia in a toxic form. Is this true? Checked with my kit and there is over 2ppm of ammonia, but...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    From my understanding of TDS it's impacted by pretty much everything in the aquarium, but it leaves me in a position where I don't really know if my aquarium is suitable for the shrimp I want to keep, or how to get it where it needs to be if it's not. My aquarium is cycled, no issues with...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, I'm just wondering how important it is to match Kh to Gh? Right now I have a Kh of 11dh and a Gh of 2dh. I would have to add about 12 tablespoons of Gh booster to my 75 gallon tank on my weekly water change to match my kh, that seems like alot. Wonder if this is really necessary or if...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So today i tested GH and KH. GH said to multiple the # of drops by 20.. 4 drops = 80 KH said multiple # of drops by 10. .9 drops = 90 When i'm looking at specs for shrimp they say GH 1-4.. is this drops? or an excessively low GH? Same goes for KH. specs are low (which would seem more like...
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