Calcium and buffers
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Calcium and buffers
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 11:55:09 -0600
In-Reply-To: <199702100839.DAA04714 at looney_actwin.com>
Just a thought, but wouldn't calcium carbonate be a better buffer for a
planted tank than sodium bicarbonate, since sodium isn't all that
desirable, and someone noted recently that some plants (especially
Echinodorus sp, right?) are often calcium deficient?
Boy oh boy am I having a rough time getting my water properly buffered. I
am having to dose about every other day with some source of KH to keep up
with my yeast CO2 (producing a little more than 1 bubble per second). I'm
thinking of putting a piece of shell in the tank. Thoughts?