- Reaction score
- 1 year
Ok....so before I had my water test kits I got it in my head that I was going to have South American/Amazon fish species, which meant soft acidic water. So I got my API Master test kit and found out that I have a high pH....straight out of the tap it was over 8. Right now I've got a bucket of water Im letting sit with an airstone so we'll see what it is tomorrow. At this time I didn't have a GH/KH test kit, but I assumed my water would be quite hard since high pH and hard water tend to go together. Well, I just got my GH/KH test stuff, and my first attempt at testing it shows that the water is soft....KH 3 or 4....GH 7. I had planned on using peat or R/O water when I assumed the water was hard, but what do I do now just to lower the pH? Wouldn't peat or R/O also make it too soft?