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Old 03-28-2013, 03:07 AM   #1 
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Question on tap water hardness

In my city tap water hardness is about 2.31G. Is it okay for bettas?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #2 
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Should be fine for them. If you want plants you'll need to fertilize. Did you check the pH?
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So this is the reason why all my natural plants are dying sooner or later? I never fertilize them. Tap water ph is today 7.39.
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If you have proper lighting, then most likely. "Hardness" includes many micro and macro nutrients that plants need, and your water likely completely lacks some of these. I'd start with some Fluorish fertilizer, once or twice a week depending on how many plants you have.
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Thanks a lot. :) I will get some Fluorish soon then.
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Sorry to hijack, but I have a quick question related to this. My water is 1 degree GH and KH, but my plants won't stop growing. I cannot keep up with the trimming. I don't use fertiliser, other than the poop of many fishes. Why are mine thriving?
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Likely that the small amount of minerals in there is enough. Generally something will be missing in that small amount of hardness, I know potassium is a really common deficiency in tap water.
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