Advice for charging/preparing SafeTSorb
I just recently got a 40lb bag of SafeTSorb, and it will be a little while before I actually use it in a setup.
I've heard reports of it stripping the GH/KH out of the water due to the high CEC, and that a lot of people recommend preparing it with something to load it up and prevent this.
Just looking to see what people recommend. I can do this with plain tap water, old tank water, and I've got some dolomite I can stick in with an airstone.
I imagine almost anything will work if I just want to reduce the amount of hardness it strips out of the water, but I was thinking certain compounds might make it slightly more beneficial for plants.
For what it's worth, I plan on using it as the cap for a dirted substrate in a small low-tech paludarium.