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Re: [APD] Modifying soft, acid water
I use baking soda and Seachem's equilibrium. The equilibrium is spendier
than just adding chemicals, but it doesn't cloud the water.
On 05/02/2008, Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz> wrote:
> Joseph Puchalski wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I've returned to the hobby after a few years, and am in the process of
> > setting up a plant tank. I plan on using CO2. In testing my well water,
> > discovered that it is acid (pH ~6.2) and soft (less than 1 degree GH or
> > I'm figuring I want to increase my hardness to gain some buffering. What
> > folks on this list use these days to increase hardness? Ideally, I'd
> like to
> > increase the hardness a bit without driving the pH past neutral.
> I just went to the health food store and bought a container of calcium
> carbonate powder and magnesium carbonate powder. Then I mixed them up
> 2:1 Ca to Mg and added that as needed to the water. It's cloudy for a
> few hours, but it clears up.
> Jerry Baker
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