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What should the Gh level be in my high tech, heavily planted, EI dosed, high light tank be?? I have GH booster buy I have never used it.
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My tanks all land between 3-5dGH,, plants seem happy

edit; LOL posting I saw the last posted question.
GH is set for the prefered range of the critters I tank and KH for minimal additions.
Above 2-3dGH 99% of plants have enough Ca & Mg
 

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Match the GH to the fish or shrimp.
Keep the KH more or less the same.
Most aquarium plants are quite adaptable to a wide range of mineral levels. There are a few plants that really demand low mineral levels, acidic water. But not many.
The fish are more particular, so keep them happy.
 

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This is a plant only tank. I am using AS with osmocote root tabs. My gh is currently 4. I have a mini butterfly flourishing.
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Looks awesome! happy would be understated (imo)
Keep the KH more or less the same.
A consistently posted opinion that I respectfully challenge.
If one is having to adjust water parameters I've yet to find any practical or documented reasoning to warrant doing this. Variations occur naturally true enough but above 2dKH I question the need based on fauna's reaction to a long term tanked environment, I just don't see it.
Less additions = less shifts with the water change and softer water which for many is the goal.
 

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My KH is around 2. I don't really see any shift in that. I was just wondering what the GH should be. My RO is KH 2 - GH 3-4. It seems to be working for the benefit of my tank. Thanks for the input.
Tim
 
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