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BadFishDaddy 01-07-2012 11:14 AM

increase Kh without increasing Gh
 
Hello,

I am trying to figure out a way to raise the Kh and not the Gh in my tank.

Here are my numbers from today:


pH: 7.2
nitrate/nitrite/ammonia all within normal limits
gh 10
kh 3

thanks in advance for any help.

BFD

Reefing Madness 01-07-2012 12:50 PM

Calcium, KH, GH, pH, Electrolytes & Magnesium in Aquariums; Mineral Ions, Cations

Talon 01-17-2012 08:23 PM

what is the importance of kh and gh. i always tried to lower the numbers? isnt it just water hardness?

Reefing Madness 01-17-2012 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Talon (Post 954314)
what is the importance of kh and gh. i always tried to lower the numbers? isnt it just water hardness?

Yea, but they deal with each other. Some like to get really technical about their tanks. They like all the numbers right, across the line. If you think about it, because you have to read your CA numbers. So, when you raise this, it affects that, and so on, and so on. I use Crushed Coral in my tank and don't worry about KH.


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