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White Diamond by Marineland
I saw some surprising numbers this weekend on how effective White Diamond is
at keeping ammonia and nitrite spikes lower during a cycle period. Apparently,
this is accomplished through ion exchange and Ca and Mg are replaced by Na and
K. My question is this, if I already have an excess of Ca and Mg, will the added
K be more beneficial than the lower ammonia and nitrite? Don't bother flaming
about this(the ion exchange or the lower ammonia and nitrite spikes), the research
was done by Tim Hovanec and I am going to take his word over anyone elses (short
of a professional chemist)on this topic. The ammonia and nitrite were several
ppm lower in tanks using white diamond. Obviously this would have been plant
food (right?), I just want to know if the K is more important. I was also thinking
of using the White Diamond after cycling to "trade" some calcium for potassium.
Would this result in softer water as well? Thanks in advance for your help.
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