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Re: V4 #699
Thomas Barr Wrote
> Indianapolis gets their from the White river as I recall. You live in a
> limestone area (as do I at present) so you'll have scary hardness but
Correct Indy does get some water from White River and various reservoirs
about 50% to my knowledge. Unfortunately I live just North of Indy.(Carmel)
And I do have a great big limestone quarry a mile from my house. The city
get all water from various wells. One happens to be a half mile from the
quarry. The city softens the water, but it is still hard. I get those
ugly white crust all over my hoods.
>Unless you have super rock hard water
I need a different hardness test kit. Mine only measures total hardness.
(Aquarium Phar..) I get tired of adding drops past the 30 count.
> I will suggest since your going to have more plant tanks to get yourself
> CO2 since you can add to another tank easily (and cheaply) as you get
> to it.
This is definitely on my list of Capital Expenditures for next year.
Hopefully I will have one by July.
> Your asking for it trying this soil acidifier>
Since I have been dosing quite high with Iron (Tetra FloraPride) I hoped
this may work. My plants leaves are yellow, the sword has not grown. The
soil acidifier has 4.6% iron vs. the 0.15% and cost less. I have though
order TMG and will try it out. It seems quite popular for plant keepers.
< Use CO2 to lower your pH. .... Adding CO2 has this "air of mystery" for
many new folks >
I am not against high CO2. The best tank I have ever has was a 30 gal, 32
watt flour.. loaded with Seven Large Angels and two Cory's...very soft water
(Toledo) PH 6.6 no algae and Hygro that I would have to trim every week when
doing water changes so that the fish could swim. It was great till I moved.
Angels do not like this hard of water. They succumbed of it or what I would
say old age. (4-5yr) :(