Beluran arowana fish price in india Do we need to measure Water hardness (dGH)
arowana fish price in india Do we need to measure Water hardness (dGH)As different fish have different requirement was wondering is it necessary to check the following in bold ?
Making regular water change should be sufficient ? I only ensure pH is alright .
Water hardness (dGH)
for marine is defenately yes. planted tank depends on the case.
monster and tropica fish generally is "never mind"
>this is something thats bothering me too. how important is GH? how do we come about maintaining it.
>Fresh water from PUB usually contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus etc... that makes the water "hard". Temporary hardness (KH) is contain of carbonate. Our water supply is generally high GH, low KH. When we add baking powder - bicarbonate is to increase the KH. Higher KH buffer PH better.
Rain, distil water, water vapour can consider 0 GH and KH.
tropical fish just dont mind with these mineral as long not at abnormal level ( may lead to algae bloom and other water matter) - abnormal level may be from source of new piping in housing estate, change of water tank, old rusty piping ......
While in planted tank, certain plant may need different level of ion/mineral in extra so sometimes need dossing. Like red color plant loves iron to thrill Sungai Siput Aquarium，