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Re: Tiny leaf manifesto
> From: Ryan Mills <millsman7 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Tiny Leaf Manifesto
> I have no choice but to use reconstituted water. My
> tap water is hard, with at LEAST 2 ppm of phosphates.
In that case, I would use RO water with CaCO3 (KH and GH),
MgSO4 (GH) and NaHCO3 (KH). I would not use anything of unknown composition.
> Paul: I have never used any other kinds of buffers.
Are you sure about that? What is in RO Right and Equilibrium?
If you take some aquarium water and aerate it for a while, where does the
pH end up? That will tell you a lot.
> only thought about it. Not guilty! Seriously though,
> could trying the calcium carbonate in proper relation
> to magnesium instead of the sodium bicarbonate take
> care of my GH/KH issues? I have a feeling it might.
You can get pretty well whatever you want by using the combination
> As I
> touched upon above, Andrew suggested trying
> reconstituting the water with a carefully measured
> calcium/magnesium mixture. Sounds like it's worth a
> I have come up with the following possible recovery
> 1. Let phosphates creep up a bit.
> 2. Increase potassium level.
> 3. Stop thinking about fiddling with the water
> too much.
> 4. See about correcting any calcium/magnesium
> imbalance that might exist.
> Sound promising?
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada