OK. Got another question. Open to interpretation.
What do people here think about Seachem Equilibrium?
If you live in an area like mine, where the pH out of the tap is 8.9 and 14.3ppm gh (however after 12 hours the tap is 7.8 pH and 35.8ppm gh)
is the Seachem Equilibrium a safe product to add to the tank to boost hardness and not affect pH?
My friend who owns his own LFS Just uses pressurized co2 injection, and equilibrium and occasional phosphate tabs in his planted show tanks. And they look tremendous. He doesn't add any fertilizers either.
Anybody have any comments about this stuff.
I'm in the Boston area and the tap water can be tricky.
Currently, in my tank. I added a sample to my tank and my pH is around 6.7 and my GH is about 3 now from its original 2. This is after I rid my water of the phosphates from the pH down I had been adding. I've got a Hagen and a DIY co2 running on it now with a 55w compact strip from AGA.
If my buddy's having luck with his plants and the way that he's growing them, anybody here think that it's a right idea to follow suit.
Anybody else in the boston area?