Re: Increasing KH

shetaz at kktv_com wrote:
> Didi,
>      You are getting ahead of yourself a little bit. Trying to get a
> tank stable before you put anything it is going to get frustrating. One
> reason you might be getting a rise in hardness is from the type of
> substrate you are using.

I think it is a good plan to check out potential substrate materials
for calcium and magnesium carbonates PRIOR to setting up a tank and
adding fish and plants. A silica or quartz sand/gravel should have
little or no alkaline components.

Steve in Vancouver BC