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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone dare to try ashes?

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/arti...581470,00.html

Look at 3 and 6? You'd have to use a very tiny amount... but it might work/help aquariums?

Mix in with root tabs?

Not sure haha.. but don't want to be the first to try. xD
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 03:50 PM
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I would shy away from wood ash.. it is going to primarily do 2 things:

1) provide potassium, but we can get that from K2SO4
2) Raise Ph, GH and KH... Wood ash contains a lot of Calcium Carbonate and/or Calcium Oxide.

The problem is that both are is going to be somewhat variable between batches of ash. That's not a big problem for 1, but for 2.... would you like some unknown pH/GH/KH mods to your tank? I know I don't...

New to planted tanks, avid gardener/tinkerer.

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