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post #31 of 32 Old 05-01-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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I got in my water test kit today! In my pre-softened water, my KH is 12, and my GH is 16.
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post #32 of 32 Old 05-01-2013, 06:50 PM
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I got in my water test kit today! In my pre-softened water, my KH is 12, and my GH is 16.
That is "fairly hard" water [I'm assuming you counted the drops at 16 for GH and each drop is 1 dGH. The next question is, how exactly does the softener "soften?" And what fish do you want [I believe some came with this tank?].

I assume the initial issue of fish gasping and dying has ended?

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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