Originally Posted by flynnternet
Watering can is plastic. Not positive it's inert to be honest. Not sure how to tell.
Most plastics are, just be careful of ones that are used for any type of storage/disposal. Some can be coated with antifungal/mold products. If it's a food container, you will be fine.
My Alk is at about 9dKH and my Ca is at about 370ppm (last time I checked which was two days ago). I have been using Kent Turbo, mixing about 2 teaspoons in with my top off water per day (I added my cleaner crew and two shrimps yesterday , so I didn;t add the Ca. Didn't want to change the params while they were acclimating in the tank after the 2.5 hour drip). Ca has risen maybe 10ppm per day. I am trying to get into the "red zone" in that great chart. I already have C-balance, and will use that once I've gotten into the red zone.
You still have a bit to go on the Ca
) just remeber to keep the alk
in line at the same time. The 10 ppm
daily creep is a good goal and should not create any new problems. Just don't beat yourself up trying for exact numbers. Just being in the right "ranges" will serve the same purpose.
Once you get using the C-Balance, make sure you test daily to check the affectes. When my LFS
was out of the Kent I used that and needed twice a much to do the same thing.