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Sea Salt (trader joes) raise GH?

I recently treated one of my tanks for ich with Sea Salt from trader joes. worked very well. I've just noticed that my GH in my aquarium is higher than my tap water. Unfortunately, I didn't measure it before the salt add. I have gneiss in my tank for a rock. thank in advance for the reply.

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(after a little research)

I don't think it's the salt that I added. I believe I put a little bit of limestone in my tank. The rocks that I have in my aquascape are not limestone, however, I used different rocks in the substrate under the larger rock to position and balance it in the substrate. I'm pretty sure those rocks are the culprits. Gonna pull them out tomorrow.... If anyone is interested, check out this site:

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/rockkey/index.html

if you have any questions about rock identification.

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sea salt is just salt plus minor traces of other minerals

Chloride (Cl-) 55.03%
Sodium (Na+) 30.59%
Sulfate (SO42-) 7.68%
Magnesium (Mg2+) 3.68%
Calcium (Ca2+) 1.18%
Potassium (K+) 1.11%
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 0.41%
Bromide (Br-) 0.19%
Borate (BO33-) 0.08%
Strontium (Sr2+) 0.04%
Everything else 0.01%

Not much to help raise, but a little.
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thanks oves_stocked that's what I thought. There's got to be a funky rock in there (or two)

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