Need advice on what to do about crazy kh and gh levels

Leoriosbestie29

Hi,
I just bought a gh and kh test kit because my neo shrimp have been dying during molting, and my levels are crazy weird.
gH is 3 degrees, kH is a whopping 17 degrees?? I’m using the api test kit. For the longest time I was under the impression that I have very hard water so I don’t understand how it’s only 3 degrees. Could it be because of my water softener?
Can someone pls explain to me how this is happening and what to do about it?
It’s almost definitely why my shrimp are dying I think. I have a supply of rodi water from a friend, should I use that and remineralize??
Thanks to anyone who can help, this is crazy to me.
 

LowConductivity

Its the water softener.

Maybe use water from before the softener and blend with the RO to get to the sweet spot, or straight RO remineralized from a can.
 

Leoriosbestie29

Its the water softener.

Maybe use water from before the softener and blend with the RO to get to the sweet spot, or straight RO remineralized from a can.
Ok, I’ll see if I can figure out how to do that. Is the water softener also increasing my kh, or is that just the nature of my water?
thanks!
 

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