Does Flourite increase tank GH?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Substrate


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-21-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
JohnLW
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 22
Default Does Flourite increase tank GH?

I have been measuring water parameters as my new fresh water aquarium (20 gal.) has gone through cycling and population with plants and fish. I wanted good plant growth and invested in a bag of Flourite which I topped with previously used aquarium gravel. I washed both well before putting them in the new tank. The intial readings were GH - 9 and KH - 4. In two weeks the GH was up to 13 and dropped to 12 after I replace 10% of the tank's water. KH, pH, NH3, NO2 and NO3 are all stable and at reasonable values. The fish and plants are happy but I worry about the increasing general hardness. What is a reasonable GH range for tetras and corys? I suppose I could change out water more than once per week or even mix in some softer water, although I am about to try DIY CO2 and don't want the KH level to decrease much. Any thoughts?
JohnLW is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012