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10-29-2004, 03:54 PM
Hey guys. For the last year I have only been monitoring my PH, Nitrite, Nitrate and ammonia. Tonight I got a KH & GH test kit finally and I have no idea what the numbers mean icon_wink.gif

Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 10-15 ppm
PH = 8.2-8.3
GH = 9
KH = 17

How are the GH and KH in my water?

Thanks in advance

10-30-2004, 10:34 AM
Assuming that you keep cichlids that like fairly hard water and high pH (e.g., Malawi cichlids), then your parameters look good.

The KH (alkalinity is what your test kit is measuring) is solid; everything else being equal, your fish should enjoy a stable pH.

Nitrates at 10-15 are expected and are of no concern.