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Kh vs Gh
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:54:49 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?
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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 11:20:35 am »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?
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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 12:50:10 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
Jon

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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 01:38:17 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
https://fishlab.com/aquarium-kh/#best-kh-level-in-aquarium...
...I don't believe there is an "optimal" GH or KH. It's going to vary for different plants, as well as fish... I just try to keep mine stable...
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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 02:07:25 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
https://fishlab.com/aquarium-kh/#best-kh-level-in-aquarium...
...I don't believe there is an "optimal" GH or KH. It's going to vary for different plants, as well as fish... I just try to keep mine stable...

..me too....we have good water here..neutral PH out of the tap....tds's near 200 tho...considering getting a decent RO system....got rid of the rental unit a while back..RO units are much cheaper now than years past.....
Jon

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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 02:16:24 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
https://fishlab.com/aquarium-kh/#best-kh-level-in-aquarium...
...I don't believe there is an "optimal" GH or KH. It's going to vary for different plants, as well as fish... I just try to keep mine stable...

..me too....we have good water here..neutral PH out of the tap....tds's near 200 tho...considering getting a decent RO system....got rid of the rental unit a while back..RO units are much cheaper now than years past.....
...are you going to the green side?...
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 02:25:49 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
https://fishlab.com/aquarium-kh/#best-kh-level-in-aquarium...
...I don't believe there is an "optimal" GH or KH. It's going to vary for different plants, as well as fish... I just try to keep mine stable...

..me too....we have good water here..neutral PH out of the tap....tds's near 200 tho...considering getting a decent RO system....got rid of the rental unit a while back..RO units are much cheaper now than years past.....
...are you going to the green side?...

We already have plants in about every tank, but thought about a nice 'show' type tank to house some retired stock....
Jon

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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 02:27:04 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
https://fishlab.com/aquarium-kh/#best-kh-level-in-aquarium...
...I don't believe there is an "optimal" GH or KH. It's going to vary for different plants, as well as fish... I just try to keep mine stable...

..me too....we have good water here..neutral PH out of the tap....tds's near 200 tho...considering getting a decent RO system....got rid of the rental unit a while back..RO units are much cheaper now than years past.....
...are you going to the green side?...

We already have plants in about every tank, but thought about a nice 'show' type tank to house some retired stock....
...aha! ...you will be hooked!...
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2019, 04:15:54 pm »
...which is most critical?.....Gh ?

...for fish or plants?

...fish.......Kh for plants then?
https://fishlab.com/aquarium-kh/#best-kh-level-in-aquarium...
...I don't believe there is an "optimal" GH or KH. It's going to vary for different plants, as well as fish... I just try to keep mine stable...

..me too....we have good water here..neutral PH out of the tap....tds's near 200 tho...considering getting a decent RO system....got rid of the rental unit a while back..RO units are much cheaper now than years past.....
...are you going to the green side?...

We already have plants in about every tank, but thought about a nice 'show' type tank to house some retired stock....
...aha! ...you will be hooked!...
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2019, 05:06:58 pm »
A low kH is necessary if I want the eggs to hatch, but I'm into soft water fish.  It all depends on the species of fish you want to raise.  There is a trick that let's eggs hatch with the expense waste of RO.  It works in my water, don't know if It would in yours.  I don't think that gH matters much, at least with Discus.  I believe that fish get minerals from their food, not the water.  At least that has been my experience.

I don't have a clue about plants.  I only know that the easy ones do fine in my tap water.  My parameters after aging are pH 7.2 gH 6 and Kh 4.5.
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Re: Kh vs Gh
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2019, 05:45:11 pm »
...you folks rock !....... :) |^| :)
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