Originally Posted by NATFT
Ok thanks heaps.
Would there be any other element type extras I should be adding to my tank? On my water changes I use :
salt ( to get my hardens upto 80, I have super soft tap water)
Prime, stress coat and some ferts
I use a little bit of pH down but am trying to control that nuturaly with driftwood and peat in my filter media.
Salt is really not needed in a FW
tank unless treating ich. If you are dealing with super soft water, I would use something like seachem equillibrium or GLA's GH
booster. Also, pH down products usually cause more harm than good, as they wear off and cause a swing - much more harmful than a higher but steady pH. What is your pH at without the pH down?