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10 gal Stock. . . Not a Betta

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10 gal Stock. . . Not a Betta
Old 01-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
 
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So I've gone out and purchased some new test kits to get better results on my water:

pH: 7.4-7.6
dGH: 4.48
dKH: 2.52
Ammonia: 0 - 0.25 ppm
That is certainly soft water, so the pH will lower as te tank matures. Stay with the soft water fish.

What hardness test do you have? Those are very precise numbers, to two decimal places.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #12
 
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That is certainly soft water, so the pH will lower as te tank matures. Stay with the soft water fish.

What hardness test do you have? Those are very precise numbers, to two decimal places.
I'm converting from ppm. It's the nutrafin KH/GH test, leaving decimal places is just a bad habit of mine :P
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #13
 
Update: New Water

So, since looking into the water parameters of my tap I decided to see what the old well on our property spits out. Looking back at the old logs of the drill, it's apparently situated into rock near the bottom.

By playing with the combination of these two sources I'm able to get a fairly consistent mix like this:

dGH: 31
dKH: 6-7
pH: 8.2
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #14
 
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So, since looking into the water parameters of my tap I decided to see what the old well on our property spits out. Looking back at the old logs of the drill, it's apparently situated into rock near the bottom.

By playing with the combination of these two sources I'm able to get a fairly consistent mix like this:

dGH: 31
dKH: 6-7
pH: 8.2
If the 31 really is dGH (and not ppm), that is liquid rock.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:10 PM   #15
 
Haha,

Well, my test is giving me 28 drops of the solution into 5mL of water.
According to the instructions, that's 560mg/L, which should be ppm.
So, I multiply by 0.056 to get dGH, according to these instructions

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If the 31 really is dGH (and not ppm), that is liquid rock.
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