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Controsoil- need replacing?

Does controsoil need to be replaced every so often?
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Does controsoil need to be replaced every so often?
Yep. As with all buffering substrates, the buffer will eventually be "used up." You can tell when this happens by monitoring the pH and KH in your tank; both will start to rise when the substrate needs replaced.

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Also, its lifespan will vary depending on how hard it has to work. It should last for years if using RO water for water changes. Exhausts faster if doing water changes with higher KH like tap water

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