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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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ADA Aquasoil with already soft water?

I have read several of the very passionate threads about this substrate and could not find the answer to this question. AS claims it is good for hard water. My tap water is already very soft, gH 2, kH 2, and ph of 7. Will it cause my ph to crash? Will it work for me in general. I am looking to keep the ph about the same over the long run.
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I have the same question.

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Not an issue.
I recently moved back to soft water land from super hard water tap.
I have KH of about 1-2.
Never had an issue.

I'd suggest that KH is relatively unimportant except with respect to measuring CO2 vis the pH/KH table.

A drop checker KH reference solution will solve that also, so there is really no need for KH at all really, we have a tiny amount no matter what, but not much.

ADA suggest large weekly water changes(as do I and 99% of the world class scapers) and that adds a bit back in.

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