Supplements and GH - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,647
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".
m.lemay is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 05:56 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
ridns's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Rockford,IL
Posts: 349
It sounds to me like you asked and answered your own question. You have pretty much solved it by the process of elimination. :hehe:

Eheim pimp #128, 55gal 13x20x48, Eheim Pro 2227, CO2 injected, into the filter breather tube,4x 55w Pcs , 12 hr light cycle (sunrise/sunset simulated), Milwaukee SMS 122, faulty bubble counter replaced with M3 bubble counter..... moderately Planted, Plantex CSM+B and ferts

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research
ridns is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,647
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.
m.lemay is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 02:49 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
SNPiccolo5's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 859
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.


Tank in transition! 55 gallons, hard water.
SNPiccolo5 is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plant Supplements Blade General Planted Tank Discussion 1 08-03-2004 10:27 PM
Substrate Supplements pphx459 Fertilizers and Water Parameters 3 07-25-2004 01:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome