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really hard water

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by filipem, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. filipem

    filipem Prolific Poster

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    The water where I live is really hard. (650ppm) I've had a few plants die on me and a member from a local club suggested to me that the water hardness might be the problem. I have read here that hard water is good for plants but is my water too hard?
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    GH or KH?

    KH is an issue for some plants, I've never had issues with GH even at such higher levels.

    Here's a KH or 11 and GH of 24(430ppm):

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    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. filipem

    filipem Prolific Poster

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    GH. I have not tested KH. I suspect that thr KH is also very high. I haven't have a chance to pickup a test kit for KH yet.

    Thank you Tom.
     
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    filipem Prolific Poster

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    My KH is around 17.
     
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