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Re: Seachem Florish and KH question
>Most "tap water purifiers" capapble of removing phosphate will not remove
>sodium chloride (NaCl), indeed they tend to rais the levels of Na, and
>usually also Cl.
The label on the tap water purifier says it removes all minerals (including
sodium), all heavy metals, all algae-promoting nutrients plus... other
stuff, so I gather the water is much like distilled water.
>Your water is in all likelyhood already salty enough, or even too salty.
>a copy of the water quality report from the local water authority. See what
>you have. Confirm with your water utility or your own tests what
>phosphate levels are.
I tried that once...they are very useless...and they lie. But I'll try again.
>You've already increased the salinity by running it through a purifier. The
>amount of salinity you will boost it by (130ppm) is pretty high, on top of
>that. This is probably not very good for plants at all.
Well I'm not convinced. The tank and plants have not looked this good for
a long time. Last night they were bubbling away. The heat is a problem
(I do have a fan installed under the hood BTW).
I might buy a test kit for phosphate though and maybe get a kit to measure