What is a good level of GH in a planted aquarium?

What is a good level of GH in a planted aquarium?

June 08, 2022 3 min read

What is "General Hardness" and how does it matter in the planted aquarium?
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What is a good level of KH in a planted aquarium ?

What is a good level of KH in a planted aquarium ?

June 08, 2022 6 min read

What is KH and why does it matter far more than pH? What is the relationship between pH and kH?
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Understanding tap water parameters from local water reports

Understanding tap water parameters from local water reports

May 02, 2022 8 min read

Tap water quality can vary tremendously from area to area. One easy way to plan ahead for your tanks need without spending money on test kits is to read the local tap water report on what is in our water. This guide covers how to interpret the numbers in a local water report and which parameters to pay attention to.
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Is pH important in a planted aquarium ?

Is pH important in a planted aquarium ?

March 08, 2022 6 min read

Is it important to maintain a certain pH? Do fluctuations in pH due to CO2 injection matter? What pH works for fish and livestock?
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Is low pH in tanks due to aquasoils/softwater a concern?

Is low pH in tanks due to aquasoils/softwater a concern?

March 02, 2022 4 min read

Tanks using aquasoil in softwater countries naturally have very low pH values. This usually sparks some concern among the aquarist crowd which worry that such a low pH will affect livestock or bacteria health in the tank...
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How to introduce livestock into a planted tank

How to introduce livestock into a planted tank

September 03, 2019 3 min read

What to look out for when transferring shrimp and fish across tanks with varying water parameters...
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How to grow softwater plants

How to grow softwater plants

September 03, 2019 3 min read

What parameters do I check to see if I can grow softwater plants. How do I get softwater ?
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Hardwater, Softwater decoded

Hardwater, Softwater decoded

September 03, 2019 3 min read

What exactly is hardwater or softwater? How do I know if my tank has hardwater or softwater. How do I raise GH without raising KH or vice versa?
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Understanding TDS

Understanding TDS

September 03, 2019 3 min read

What is TDS and does it matter? How does a high or low reading impact livestock and/or plant health?
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