Originally Posted by Joe1985
At least the bigger tank will allow the Clown Loach
to have more room.
oh so you can get a gh kh test kit? would it be recommended i get one? so its differemt from ph kit right?
i took some water into my local fish shop for a test m he says its prestine water for angels and discus as its very soft water.
im not starting my 4ft set up for another week or two yet but i defeintly want my angels in there and loach n maybe my bristlenoses, i wanted more americans but unsure of what i can add that wont be too aggressive as i said, love the rams might opt for one if i can get them ordered in, maybe some schoaling fish? im unsure id love all the help and suggestions i can get! love my cichlids too they are amazing fish, thaniks heaps for your help termato very appreciated
I refer to this thread a lot. Byron wrote this article on Water Hardness and pH in the aquarium. I would Highly Suggest you read this article. It is very informative and it basically says everything I would say right now...but in clearer...better terms haha.
Here you go: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...quarium-73276/
API Sells a test kit for gH and kH: GH & KH Test Kit - API
Their quite inexpensive at $7 but you don't really need it. Good to have though: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Aquarian Freshwater GH & KH Test Kit
I have the API Master Test Kit which was recommended to me by multiple members on here. It has a liquid test for pH Low, pH High, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. All your basic Aquarium needs, I highly recommend you get this one first before getting the gH and kH test kit...if you don't already have it...or a good water based kit. Strips are ok...but not very reliable... You can just wait to get the new kit if you have something reliable already.
Here information on it:
Freshwater Master Test Kit - API
Here is the lowest price I found for $22, I got mine for $31:
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/API-SALTWATER-MASTER-TEST-KIT/dp/B001EUE808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341467453&sr=8-1&keywords=api+saltwater+master+test+kit]Amazon.com: API SALTWATER MASTER TEST KIT: Pet Supplies[/ame]
Local Fish Stores cary them, PetSmart and PetCo; make SURE they are NOT EXPIRED. You want a kit that has a date on it.
I will give you some more suggestions on stocking tomorrow, South American Amazon Fish are what I love! hahaha. Hopefully other people can give some good suggestions too.
Edit: I totally made this post without reading what Tazman wrote because it was on a new page :/ I pretty much said the same things hahahah.