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Flourite/Phosguard Question

lauramark <lauramark at home_com> wrote:

> Has any body had a problem with the combination
> of Flourite and Phosguard removing Kh from the
> water. I've recently sent up a 90g about 3 weeks
> ago. It's going through a wet run with Flourite and
> Phosguard, nothing else. All equipment brand new
> and rinsed very well. From the tap Kh=4, Gh=7 and
> Ph=7.2. I tested the water and the Kh was 0, Gh was
> 5 and Ph 6.7. 

If you've got a lot of light and no CO2 yet (as is sometimes the case in new
tanks) your plants will use carbon wherever they can find it.  CO3 has
carbon in it.  If this is the case your KH will drop like a stone.

michael rubin 
mrubin at visa_com
1(650) 432-4685