03-26-2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by pittipuppylove
So I'm not sure I understand all of this yet, but it's getting there :-p But so long as the water isn't hurting the fish, I don't think I'll do anything to change it. That said, and as weird as it probably sounds, I would like to figure this out in case there's ever a point that the parameters do need adjustment. How do you test for GH and KH - do I have to contact the city for a water report?
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The GH and KH of your tap water will not change (or very. very minimally) in the aquarium unless there is something specifically affecting it. As for instance, calcareous gravel or rock that will harden the water. But aside from this, it will stay much the same. So knowing the tap water GH and KH is all you need at present. And this you should be able to ascertain from the water supply folks, they may have a website with water data. If you find it and can't fathom it, post the link and we can take a look. Sometimes these reports can be difficult to sort out.