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post #1 of 5 Old 06-17-2012, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Is 5 dgh kh considered acidic? Is it acceptable for platys?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-17-2012, 05:49 PM
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That value is not a measure of pH. Your water is moderately hard, but this says nothing about the pH. Hard and alkaline water usually go hand in hand, but not always. You need to test the pH to know the answer to your question.
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Platys should be in 10-25 dgh kh. I don't know about the acidic water though.

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2 Dominoe Damsels
2 Talibut's Damsels
3 True Percula Clownfish
1 Bulb Anemone
6 Snails
1 Hermit Crab
3 Crabs
1 Zoanthid Coral Colony

29 Gallon -

3 Candy Cane Tetras
3 Longfin Serpea Tetra
5 Glofish
2 Blue Moon Platys
2 Tiger Barbs
2 Pictus Catfish
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
2 Olive Snails

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That value is not a measure of pH. Your water is moderately hard, but this says nothing about the pH. Hard and alkaline water usually go hand in hand, but not always. You need to test the pH to know the answer to your question.
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Platys should be in 10-25 dgh kh. I don't know about the acidic water though.
I thought kh was a measure of acid/alkaline. I need to reread my info.
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