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Carbonate Hardness

Posted By: born2yak <lcarter1@ec.rr.com>
Date: Tuesday, 10 February 2004, at 12:00 p.m.

I have a 75 gal.tank with Clown Loaches. Our water in this area is very hard (about 260ppm).
I decided to check the hardness in the tank because I was doing a neon tank and just had the test kit in hand. Much to my surprise, the 75 gal. tested 53ppm (carbonate hardness)! Ph was 7.0

I do not use any additives in the tank except for Chlorine remover.

Can anyone tell me what is going on?
 

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