Question A Couple Questions From a First Time Guppy Owner!

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Hello,

I will be picking up my first guppies this week.
I have extremely soft water and use crushed coral in my filters to stabilize pH, as a result my kH is 3 degrees.
My GH is only 2 degrees, I have purchased a product designed to increase GH.
Which is more important to guppies?
Will they be ok with 3 degrees KH, and 10 degrees GH?
Also will I need to acclimate them slowly to harder water as they are kept in soft water at the pet store?

I really appreciate any advice!
 
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Treestone said:
My best advice with any livebearer is to get them from someone locally, the fish seem to be a lot healthier overall. They should be fine in that setup.
Thanks for the reply. The pet store has ones that have been bred locally. So just to clarify, it will be ok to put them straight into hard water from soft water?
 

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Ask the pet store what the hardness of their water is.
 
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Dch48 said:
Ask the pet store what the hardness of their water is.
I will I beleive it’s run on the same system as the other fish so it’s probably on the softer side. I’ll call now

They said 7.5 gh. So maybe I’ll make my tank similar and increase slowly?
 

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