09-23-2009, 02:05 PM
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Tums...thats a new one that I have never heard before...what flavour Tums work the best??? Only kidding...LOL. Byron, I used the pebbles of pure Calcium Carbonate that is actually intended for Marine tanks...didnt work at all...I have however done a little more research on the issue, and found someone that recommened a controlled administration of Baking Soda...so I tried it and it seems to have worked. Last time I increased the hardness WAY TOO FAST and killed some of my fish...this time got the kH from 2 to 12 in like 8 - 10 days.
I am keeping live bearers at the moment and they require hardness of 10 - 30. Nice thing is, everything seems to work better with the harder water...color look brighter, fish seem happier, etc.
Thanks for all the answers