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*** never tested for either of these. my ph stays around 7.8-8. but I have hard water. I will test for it someday just because i want to see what it is
 

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kh is reading about 80 on API test strips however I have not found these to be accurate when measuring Ph. My tank at work measures 240 on Kh and the fish are much more active in that tank.
 

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80ppm is considered to be soft water... depending on your tank, a KH that low could also allow a crash should fish wastes build up. I'd be using baking soda if I had a rift lake cichlid tank at 80ppm.
 
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