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Re: water hardening / wallichii follow up
>My tap water is extremely high in phosphates and
>nitrates. Must be some farm runoff or something. I
>can't use it without getting lots of hair algae. I
>could invest in a ton of phosphate absorber or
Ditto. My plants never did well in my tap water.
Mine is high in arsenic as well (50ppm). RO was a
god send as well as a real problem until I got a
handle on the chemistry.
>I've been using those calcium carbonate diet
>suppliment pills. You're right, they don't dissolve
If you aren't looking for precise application, I've found
a handful of crushed coral in the filter does wonders.
Keeps my GH at about 12 and my KH at about 8. Its real
cheap stuff. Got a 20# bag for about $5 at the LFS, and
I've used one hand full so far. :)