Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Williamsburg, VA
ADA Aqua soil - How much & long does it lower KH/pH?
I've been out of the loop for a few years, and am now setting up a 90gallon planted tank.
4 x 55 watt CF
two Eheim 2128s
intention = 100% Flourite
I have been reading great things about Aqua soil. Out of the tap, my KH is 4 and pH is 8.2. I am concerned that if I switch to Aqua soil my natural KH will become to low,and pH will swing/crash. I understand there are ADA additiives to increase KH (and I could also add crushed coral to filter, etc. to raise KH).
Please educate. How much would KH/pH be expected to drop, and is the drop only temporary, or would I need to forever maintain by additives higher KH? How do you ADA Aqua soil enthusiasts deal with this?
I literally placed the Flourite order yesterday, so if I'm going to change it I have to do it NOW!
I want to gro glosso, HM, HC, and various others. Thanks for any insight.
(sorry, please don't yell at me, I cross posted this in substrates also. If I am going to be able to cancel my Flourite order I need your feedback soon!)