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    I have my tank and equipment all running now and am following a similar water change schedule as it was posted in the fastest tank cyle with ADA aquasoil. (shrimpnow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=565)

    Here are what I've gathered as ideal parameters:
    Temperature: 22-23C (71F - 74F)
    pH: Slightly acidic, therefore definitely below 7.0; 6.6-6.8 ideal?
    Nitrates - 5 ppm or less
    Ammonia & Nitrites 0 obviously

    Does the kH (hardness) matter much?

    Please comment on these numbers, I want to bring my tank to as close to an ideal situation as possible. In my situation, temperature is not an issue because this will be in a basement where the room's temperature will be a few degrees lower than in the tank and heating it is easier than keeping it cool.

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    I never measure KH, unless PH goes down really quickly.

    In my opinion KH doesn't have much effect on CRS.

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    Your numbers look good Your water should be clean, soft, slightly acidic and cool!

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    any one has tried to use aquaclay for CRS?

    Thks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hskier View Post
    any one has tried to use aquaclay for CRS?

    Thks.
    I use aquaclay on my tanks. Its good because its puffy inside so the bacteria can live in it and best to have atleast 3-4inch thick gravel.

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