Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ladera Ranch, CA.
Eco-Complete Black and Flora Max Midnight
Eco-Complete Black and Flora Max Midnight are made by CaribSea. It is made from basalt which is a black lava rock. Basalt contains all sorts of trace minerals, iron, and calcium and magnesium. I am using Flora Max midnight "black color" and have been pondering some things. First is does the lower PH from CO2 injection cause the release of more of the minerals from the substrate? My PH is at a low of 5.6, a drop of 1.35 from a degassed state. If so is a basalt type substrate inert? It does release calcium and magnesium already, my PH will slowly creep up because of this. Not an issue for me. What might be is the release of trace minerals when dosing the water column with additional trace minerals.