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Old 08-08-2004, 02:53 PM   #11
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Ok, I have the parameters for my tapwater after sitting for 24 hours:

pH: 7.4
GH: 40ppm
KH: 20ppm

I should also mention that I have a mid-sized piece of bogwood in the tank, maybe 5-8 lbs.

A pH crash sounded so horrific that I didn't want to get the CO2 going until I got my buffering capacity up a bit, even though it's only a harmless lil'Hagen.
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Well your kH is pretty low. You might want to bring it up to around 50 ppm.
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Thanks Rex. I've been running some crushed coral in the filter and the water in the tank is up to 50ppm now. I'm going to try a little peat to gradually get the pH a little lower. BTW, do you know of any articles oline that give a good rundown on nutrient balancing? I can't seem to fertilize without encouraging algae. So far I've just tried plain old Flourish once a week.
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See my FAQ for info on suggested nutrient values.
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Check out Gregg Watson for some dry ferts on Rex's FAQ. You'll probably need to add some potassium sulfate (potash), micro nutrients like flourish (liquid) or CSM+b, iron Seachem liquid is fine, and maybe some nitrates, though in my tanks the fish take care of that. Possibly some PO4, but very carefully as too much phosphates will bring on algae bigtime. Too little will as well, however. Also, I tend to get an algae bump with flourish, but have better luck with the CSM+boron for micro nutrients. Its kind of confusing at first, but worth the research. HTH. Bob
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