11-29-2011, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by brianm1987
It will take me a few days to get my water parameters. I need to get a new test kit. Ok, let me ask this question, if any of you were going to do a planted 10 gallon, what would your setup be? (Plants, fish, lighting, etc.)
A pH kit (API's liquid is reliable) is worth having; pH is about the only thing I test now. Hardness isn't worth the money unless you intend adjusting the hardness in the tank. So this number you can get from your water supply people, many have a website. It can be under sevderal "names" like general hardness, hardness, calcium hardness, total hardness. You also want to know the bicarbonate hardness (KH), sometimes called Alkalinity.