euscsey58 Posted January 26, 2021 Share Posted January 26, 2021 I am trying to start up an aquarium and have been hearing about how water hardness impacts the pH and the ability to affect the pH. I am using the Tetra Easy Strips and using the app they have that reads the strips and the results have been the same. The results show very soft water and Low Alkalinity. The recommendation is to do a 3 gallon water exchange and add 2ml of Tetra AquaSafe Plus and add 10 ml of Tetra Easy Balance Plus for my 10 gallon tank. Before jumping to adding chemicals I checked my city water to see what it had as far as hardness in concerned since I heard it impacted the water parameters. Below is what I found but can't make heads or tails of. Need a little education and direction. Total Alkalinity 87.2 mg/L as CaCo3 Total Hardness 144 mg/L as CaCO3 Langelier Index .2887 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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