01-09-2013, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I don't worry about water changes and the GH. I'm sure I have this occur. I have near-zero GH and KH in my tap water, and I use Equilbrium to keep the tanks around 5 or 6 dGH. At the weekly water change, when I have tested, GH is say 5 dGH. I remove half the water and replace it with zero GH water, then I add "x" amount of Equilibrium to raise the GH. I've frankly never bothered to test GH subsequently except just prior to the next week's water change, when it will read 5 dGH. So I know this is stable as I did this testing for several months with never a variance except for the times I may have addedd less Equilibrium deliberately and the GH did lower to say 4 dGH the following week.
Ok well thanks for the help! I had my wife pick of some conditioner that will handle ammonia on water changes today as she had to go to the pet store anyways. I will keep this in mind as far as the leaves go. As I have had driftwood in a tank and it never affected my hardness before. So maybe both in a 10 gallon was enough to cause the drop. I also plan on in the near future buying a new test kit as I didn't know they would go bad. :-/ Posted via Mobile Device
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