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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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as mentioned above my gh is insane! it is at 20 dkh now i have no clue whats causing it! my tap water reads 7............ 8 after 24 hours
my ph is 6.8 right now and my kh is 4

earlier in the week it read ph 6.4, gh 18, kh 3

whats wrong i have no rocks or anything metal inside!other than it is a flourite based substrate. help! open and thankful to any suggestions for lowering and whats causing it!
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Are you topping off evaporated water with tap water?
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I might take some of the substrate, isolate it in a plastic tub with tap water, set a cup with plain tap water next to it and monitor the GH in both. If it's not the substrate, there must be something else causing the fluctuation. Repeat the test with other objects until you find it. Without finding the cause, your tank is always bound to be 'different'. Yes, I've been (am still?) there!

Topping off with tap water could do that, but that would have to be a lot of topping....what, likely 3-4x the water volume. Certainly possible, but somewhat extreme.
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i top it off umm like mabey 2 gallons a week and im not sure but ive got a 100% flourite red and i dont believe it raises phosphate. does it? any in the house products for lowering it?
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