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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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KH keeps going up?

I am having a problem with my KH level. It is 232ppm from the tap, but it is up to 358ppm in my 75gal. planted tank. Could it be the eco-complete? I set it up in Feb. Then took everything out about 3 weeks ago. I cleaned the eco-complete good, before I put it back in. The above readings is what I got today.
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It could be the Eco-Complete as they had a bad batch. To verify this take some Eco-Complete from the tank and put it in a container with some water. If the kH goes up you found the problem.

Now do you have any other rocks or decorations in the tank? Are you topping off the tank with tap water?
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Yes I top off with tap water. And have no decorations in it. I will put some in a small bucket and check that.
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Topping off with tap water will raise the kH.

How often do you do water changes? How large?

How much water do you use between water changes to top off the tank?
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I do 50% water changes every week. The last 2 weeks I haven't toped of the water at all.
I did put some eco-complete in a glass gallon jar this morning. I just checked it tonight, after 12 hours it is up to 286ppm. I'm going to check it again in the morning. Thinking that might be what it is.
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