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KNO3 Replacment

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Is there any replacement for KNO3 as it is banned in my area? I found CaNO3, Can I use it instead?

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In theory you should be able to use CaNO3, however is going to add calcium to the water, which will raise your general hardness (GH).

If you've been wanting/needing to raise your water hardness, then this seems like it may work out... you'd have to run the numbers to be sure.

If your water is already a bit on the hard side for your fish, this could be detrimental.
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Yes, you can use CaNO3. It looks to be hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from the air. So keep it really air tight or make it into a solution. Make sure to dose K, potassium since you don't have KNO3.

If you do regular water changes, the GH shouldn't be an issue.
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In theory you should be able to use CaNO3, however is going to add calcium to the water, which will raise your general hardness (GH).

If you've been wanting/needing to raise your water hardness, then this seems like it may work out... you'd have to run the numbers to be sure.

If your water is already a bit on the hard side for your fish, this could be detrimental.
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Yes, you can use CaNO3. It looks to be hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from the air. So keep it really air tight or make it into a solution. Make sure to dose K, potassium since you don't have KNO3.

If you do regular water changes, the GH shouldn't be an issue.
I do change 40% Mondays and 40%Thursdays. Is it alright??

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I do change 40% Mondays and 40%Thursdays. Is it alright??
yes, perfect. Once a week is fine too.
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