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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it possible that the flourish and flourish iron that i'm adding to my tank is raising my GH? My GH normally out of the tap is about 5 degrees. Or could it be the flourite that I added about 1 month ago? My GH today was 22 degrees. Now that I think of it, I've been using flourish and flourish iron for over a year now and my gh never went over 8 degrees. It seems the flourite is the only new thing i've added to the tank lately. No new rocks or gravel. Has anyone else noticed this with flourite? Or should I look elsewhere for the culprit. Maybe I should have posted this under "Water parameters".
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 05:56 PM
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It sounds to me like you asked and answered your own question. You have pretty much solved it by the process of elimination. :hehe:

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It would seem that way on the surface. But some of the people i've spoken to say that flourite shouldn't alter GH in the least. One guy even told me that his GH is 1 degree coming out of the tap and when it's in his flourite tank the GH still stays at 1. So I'm not convinced yet. Still searching for answers.
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Flourite does not affect my GH at all, but mine is pretty high, around 14 degrees, if it did change it, it would do so a lot more if it was in soft water, but it shouldn't.

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