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Comments on carbonates in gravel
At 01:18 PM 10/31/98 -0800, a digest reader wrote:
>>i must have missed something. what's the difference with the carbonate
>>bearing gravel? what is the harm of carbonate gravel?
>It will increase the hardness of your water.
>What confuses me is if your water is already very soft, wouldn't a little
>shell in the gravel be a GOOD thing? Doesn't the desirability of shell
>depend on what's in your tap?
Much of the country (if not most) has water that is already TOO hard. I'd
rather deal with too soft water as a separate issue than setting up the
substrate. You can always add hardness, it's impossible to solve the
problem if you've got too much calcium carbonate containing material within