Need advice

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Need advice

Unread postby Ashok » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:47 pm

Hi! Guys
As i am going to keep a planted tank,it will be the first well build planted tank by expert for me.
I need some basic advice to keep a planted tank properly.
Our tape water is borewell water having Kh-55dKH/980 ppm.
Can we use this or we have to use RO water?up to which amount of Kh of water we can use?
I can maintain the temperature up to 28-29 degree celcius in the humid weather.
I can check all water tests as i have all test kits.

Valuable advice of you expert guys make me expert in future time.

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Re: Need advice

Unread postby juanico » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:18 pm

Ashok wrote:Our tape water is borewell water having Kh-55dKH/980 ppm.


55? have you cross-checked it with another test? that's not water...that's liquid concrete... :lol:
yes, i think you will have to use RO water. kH 3-10 would be good

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Re: Need advice

Unread postby prajjwal » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:00 pm

juanico wrote:
Ashok wrote:Our tape water is borewell water having Kh-55dKH/980 ppm.


55? have you cross-checked it with another test? that's not water...that's liquid concrete... :lol:
yes, i think you will have to use RO water. kH 3-10 would be good



Sad news for plants.... Please use RO water to bring down the hardness to 100-150ppm.. good for most of the plants, and specially moss and ferns loves soft water....

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Re: Need advice

Unread postby Ashok » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:10 pm

Hi! Juanico,i'll test and come back to you,may be i forget as it was checked last year i'll check my RO water after every 2-3 months and tape water i don't check more often.
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Re: Need advice

Unread postby Qemizobpr » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:56 am

I was very happy and wanted to have it.

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Re: Need advice

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:34 pm

Ferns would probably grow very well in that kind of water. They can use both the calcium and carbonates for the carbon source. Other plants would probably die, as well as most fish.