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RE: I think I committed a sin.....
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: RE: I think I committed a sin.....
- From: Rex Grigg <rex at dsl-only_net>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 06:41:23 -0700
Well adding the buffer may not be a sin but it's a huge mistake. But
then so was adding CO2 injection without knowing what your kH was. I'm
also wondering after reading your message how often you do water
changes? From the sounds of your message it's not often or large. What
you need to do now is do many smaller water changes 10%, once a day for
about two weeks to remove as much of the phosphate buffer in your tank as
you can and avoid killing your fish. Then you need to find out what your
tap water pH is after it has either been aerated or stood around all
night. This will give you the true pH of your tap water. And of course
you need to find out what your kH and gH are. If at that time you need to
add buffer to your water due to low kH or gH then I suggest the use of
calcium carbonate. It will affect both kH and gH and works great.
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