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My water parameters: (need help!)
Old 02-26-2010, 04:30 AM   #11
 
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What's the difference? I thought dolomite was just CaMg(CO3)2, while "lime" just referred to any mineral with calcium in it.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:47 AM   #12
 
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Dolomite gravel slowly adds calcium and magnesium as water passes over it; I've had good results for years with no issues.

Dolomite lime presumably is very fine, a powder, intended as garden fertilizer in acidic soils, and thus would, I assume, be difficult to contain and likely spread all through the water. Messy I would think.

Or there is the danger it might actually be dolomitic lime which is not dolomite but high magnesium and would be detrimental to plants.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:14 AM   #13
 
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Ah ok. Powder does sound rather messy. Thanks!
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