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Hello,
I am having a tropical fish aquarium and I still dont know if I will put real plant in it. I just want to know what is the normal water chemistry for such an aquarium containing about 120 L of water.
Anything else other than these I should see:

Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrates
Phosphates
gH
kH
pH

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Ehh....

How about these levels in my tank:

40-70 ppm nitrates
1-5 phosphates
1-2ppm iron

No idea about potassium but a rather large amount.

Really as long as you have enough of everything you don't need to worry.

If you're nit picky:

pH: 6.8
kh:4
Gh:8
 

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Rather than do routine testing, just get a water quality report on the water you use, or have one done. Then, follow the dosing method described in the sticky here and no more testing is needed.
 

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Thank you Guys but are these numbers for a tropical fish tank? my tank will contain tropical fish and a might use some real plants in it.
 

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Thank you Guys but are these numbers for a tropical fish tank? my tank will contain tropical fish and a might use some real plants in it.

My numbers are with using the EI dosing regimen described in this forum..or rather a slightly modified version. You'll be fine as long as the water out of your tap isn't liquid limestone.
 

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My numbers are with using the EI dosing regimen described in this forum..or rather a slightly modified version. You'll be fine as long as the water out of your tap isn't liquid limestone.

Thats the problem, my tap water is a limestone water but i dont think with high percentage. I think I will get it from another source. What about using filtered water?? the ones in bottles (10 L) that sold in groceries?
 
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