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Re: Hard water plants

Cavan wrote:
"The Baensch atlas
mentions that wallichii will grow in harder water for
a while before starting to have trouble.  Something I
don't understand is why those books mention plants
having more trouble in water with a higher carbonate
hardness.  GH is not mentioned."

Keep in mind that the Baensch atlas was probably originally written in
German. Unless the translators and the editors of the translation were
experts in aquarium chemistry, its quite possible that mistakes could have
been made and terms used incorrectly going from German to English. See the
archived material on the KRIB in the water chemistry section to see how much
confusion has existed over what all of these different terms mean in
different parts of the world.

James Purchase