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post #10 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2020, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ABrow1 View Post
I was told that I needed to keep adding water with KH to counter the effects of the substrate. Is that not true? Also - does the amount of stratum in the tank matter? I've been trying to scoop it out, but wasn't sure if it had to be removed completely to minimize the effect.
I don't believe that's true. The amount of stratum will matter to a degree. The less there is, the sooner the buffering properties will run out.
As a few of us mentioned though, there's really no harm in keeping a near 0 kh tank.
I would imagine if you're starting out with tap water that isn't too high kh, and you keep your water changes to 10% each week you'll probably be fine with your current setup.

Are you keeping any other livestock in the tank?


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