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Re: Soft water-GH/KH

Chin See Ming <chinseeming at hotmail_com> wrote:
> Subject: Re: Soft water-GH/KH 
> Hey Tom: 
> Do you have any guidelines as to how much baking soda (especially) & 
> Equilibrium to add?  I realize that you don't have any direct experience 
> with Portland water but any little bit helps :-))  Hopefully, from now on, 
> I'll only have to treat new water at water changes.

Sorry I'm not Tom, Chin, but I can help with the baking soda. My 
tap water is very soft and has little alkalinity ( 1dH & 1dK ). I add 
1/4 'level' teaspoon of baking soda (Arm and Hammer) to 3 gallons 
during water changes, and my alk usually stays around 4-4.5 dK.  
I've been doing it for years. Co2 injected and the pH stays around 

Jamie    <"\\\>< Aquatic plants, water chemistry, and cichlids
Greenwood, SC     http://www.ais-gwd.com/~jjirons