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Re: [APD] (no subject)
Some folks certainly do add calc or mag as specifically as
Some add calcium carbonate or sodium bicarb to buffer the
water if we add CO2.
--- Sam Zaydel <szaydel at pacbell_net> wrote:
> Weird, I also experienced the same thing, and I
> believe the KH of the water was about 9, while GH was
> around 10-12. I thought the whole in the leaves were
> due to lack of nutrients, but my nitrates are pretty
> high, and phosphate was way up there at one point. I
> also supplemented with micronutrients rich with iron.
> Do people add calcium/magnesium or sodium bicarbonate
> to their water to adjust GH/KH?
> >They don't insist on lots of GH but if your GH and KH
> are less than
> >about 4 or 5, then you might not have enough calcium,
> >can show up as holes in the leaves.
> That's an interesting note, can too much GH/KH cause
> the same thing?
> Just curious as mine gets holes in the oldest leaves,
> but my water is
> about 250ppm hardness out of the tap. Don't remember
> KH, it's been
> awhile since I tested, but it's up there as well. I
> don't have any
> fish that would eat holes in the leaves.
> Nick Ternes
> Port Washington, WI
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