Do flourite increse water hardness?
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 > Fertilizers and Water Parameters


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2007, 05:57 AM   #1
ShadowPenguinX
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 24
Default

Do flourite increse water hardness?


So I checked the water that comes out from my tap and it is 3 degrees gh. But when I pour the water into my tank with all flourite substrate and tested the water again, it came out to be 25 degrees gh. So I was suspecting the test kit was faulty so i bought a test kit from another brand and the results are the same. So does anyone here knows whether or not the floruite cause the rise in gh or is it something else?
ShadowPenguinX is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-13-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
charlie 1
Planted Member
 
charlie 1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 207
Default

It`s not supposed to , but i know of one person in my club who experienced the same thing as you with a new bag of flourite, what she did to confirm it was to take two small containers of tap water, added the flourite to one & retested them a couple of days later.
Regards
charlie 1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 12:42 PM   #3
mrkookm
Wannabe Guru
 
mrkookm's Avatar
 
PTrader: (94/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,600
Default

I experienced this too when I used a bag of the 'dark kind' in 10gal setup got very high readings like yourself but this went away after the 4th 70% water change.
mrkookm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 02:51 PM.


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