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    Default Water Values for breeding.

    After reading posts in water works I am still unsure what to do.

    My tap water values after aging:

    PH 7.6
    TDS 150
    dKH 3
    dGH 7

    For best results, should I add RO water and what values should I aim for?

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    Default Re: Water Values for breeding.

    For raising fry/juvies your values are fine....Breeding is a different story. Values for breeding need to be lowered, mainly the TDS...Bill

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    Default Re: Water Values for breeding.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardTN View Post
    After reading posts in water works I am still unsure what to do.

    My tap water values after aging:

    PH 7.6
    TDS 150
    dKH 3
    dGH 7

    For best results, should I add RO water and what values should I aim for?
    I agree with Bill. I use an RO mix and try to get the TDS below 80.

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    Default Re: Water Values for breeding.

    The mineral types (kH and gH) are great. I'd try it before I'd go out and buy an RO unit. If you already have an RO unit go a head and use it.
    Mama Bear

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