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I tested the water of the shower/bath:
9 KH
7 PH
<0,01 mg/l NO2
but: 30 mg/l for NO3 :/

And also our rainwater:
2KH
6,5-7 PH
0,2 mg/l for NO2 :(
but: 1 mg/l NO3


Now my question is: which kind of water should I use?
I have blue fairy, bumblebee and cherry shrimps in one tank and one betta in another tank. Both 20 liters.
 

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I would personally go for the bath water, with a KH of 9 you'll have much more stable water parameters but look for what kind of water your shrimp will like best. A cycled tank will take care of both NO2 and NO3.
 

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I chose for the bath water. My shrimp and betta don't seem to mind the high level of nitrates. I refresh 25% of the water every 3 days. sometimes 4 days.
 

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Yeah, 30 mg/l isn't terrible. 10 mg/l is common over here for tap water but apparently in the UK 50 mg/l is normal! 20 mg/l and under is best but anything under 50 mg/l won't hurt anything and the fish/shrimps should be okay.
 
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