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    Hi I'm trying to use the api kh & gh test kit but not sure what my results are they both changed to the colours they are supposed to be on the 3rd drop is that ok for a community tank thanks

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    To convert 3 drops to ppm you multiply 3 x 17.9 which equal 53.7. That means you have very soft water.

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    Thanks and is that ok as it is

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    If you keep fish that like very soft water then it is fine. Just watch the pH of your tank to be sure it isn't fluctuating to much. If it does then you will need to do small water changes several times a week to maintain the KH and buffering abilities in your tank.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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    The fish I have are just neons mollies platies and others like that the ph is 7.2 and has been stable for ages but over the last week I've been losing 1 or 2 fish a day and can see anything wrong with them

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    The neons will like the soft water but the mollies and platys prefer hard water. Start checking the pH in your tank in the morning and in the evening every day. Write down the results of the tests and keep doing it for a few days so we can see a pattern, if there is one.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Will do thanks :)

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    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Yeah, platies and mollies won't last long in that soft of water, especially mollies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders247 View Post
    Yeah, platies and mollies won't last long in that soft of water, especially mollies.
    If the water is too soft, the fish who developed from areas that are high in TDS and hard water will lose the minerals in their bodies much faster than they can cope with. In this case, the mollies.

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