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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 06:12 PM
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My yellowish water is now clear as well. There is some kind of reaction when aquasoil is in incredibly soft gh/kh that does this. It has happened in multiple tanks.
Odd, I've not experienced discoloration of water with 0 KH using ADA. No wood or anything in yours that could release tannins? I even keep oak leaf litter in my aquasoil tanks and they stay really clear.

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My yellowish water is now clear as well. There is some kind of reaction when aquasoil is in incredibly soft gh/kh that does this. It has happened in multiple tanks.
Odd, I've not experienced discoloration of water with 0 KH using ADA. No wood or anything in yours that could release tannins? I even keep oak leaf litter in my aquasoil tanks and they stay really clear.
I've got two tanks that it happened to. One had driftwood that I boiled, the other just has dragonstone. The only commonalities were the RO used and the aquasoil.

Looking back I did not remineraloze the RO well enough for the aquasoil softening factor. If that would have been done, the water would not have been yellow. The main reason for this is because I did not realize how hard my seiryu stone was making my water in my first tank. I did not adjust for the lack of that in my newer tanks properly.
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Unless I'm mistaken, aqua soils only remove KH and seem to have no impact on GH. At least mine stay steady to where I mixed them.

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Unless I'm mistaken, aqua soils only remove KH and seem to have no impact on GH. At least mine stay steady to where I mixed them.
Yeah I'm not 100% there I thought kh was the big one for shrimp so I focuaed on that. For gh, I dumped in a teaspoon of gh boost I to 22 gallons after a 50% water change and barely saw a change.
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