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post #11 of 12 Old 06-14-2012, 07:11 AM
the liquid test are more reliable you might want to invest in those

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-14-2012, 12:01 PM
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Before spending money unnecessarily, check with your local water supply people if you are on municipal water (and not your own well). They may have a website, with data posted, or they should be able to tell you. You want the GH which is general hardness, and the KH which is carbonate hardness or Alkalinity. The latter influences pH.

Once you know these numbers, unless you intend adjusting the water, there would be no further use for a GH/KH kit. A pH test is worth having though.

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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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