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Forum: Substrate 02-25-2013, 10:07 PM
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Posted By TylerD
According to my research, any of the high CEC...

According to my research, any of the high CEC clay-based substrates, i.e. kitty litter, Safe T Sorb, Turface, or otherwise chemical absorbing materials will initially lower the KH/GH by leeching it...
Forum: Substrate 02-25-2013, 09:14 PM
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Posted By TylerD
STS API KH Test False Alarm... Sheesh...

Thanks for your time, Roy and Diana.

Finally, I realized that I mistook to the instructions on the API test kit. I was accidentally expecting the water to turn from yellow to blue, instead of blue...
Forum: Substrate 02-23-2013, 06:34 PM
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Posted By TylerD
I Caught My Error in Reading the KH Test...

Clearly, I mistook to the instructions on the API test kit. I was accidentally expecting the water to turn from yellow to blue... Oops. Now it all makes sense. The KH in the STS water is zero, hence...
Forum: Substrate 02-23-2013, 03:05 AM
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Posted By TylerD
STS Giving a False KH Reading?

I recently set up a planted tank with STS. This stuff is awesome and I want to thank everyone for the valuable information here.

Here's my issue: After 1 week with the STS tank set up, I decided...
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