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Joined: 30 Jun 2004
Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)9:55    Post subject: GH problem Reply with quote

Hi guys

I'm back to the forums and I got another disaster!
Today I woke up and I saw one of my fishes was dead, so I ran a few tests on my tank.
I found out that my GH was 24-25 !!!
Then I looked a little further and I noticed that my black ghost had died in my castle.

How can this happend.
Cause the GH values in my springwater is about 2.
I'm so sad about my ghost right now Crying or Very sad

My tank size is 85L
Yes, I'm upgrading when I can afford it, cause it WAS a bit small for my ghost

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Joined: 05 Dec 2004
Location: new york, ny

PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)11:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of gravel and tank decorations do you have? How about rocks?

Some gravels, rocks and decorations can leak (aka leach) magnesium and calcium into water, causing GH to rise. This typically also causes a rise in carbonate hardness (KH) as well, which causes pH to rise.

Also, before immediately assigning blame to the hardness, can you tell us what your other parameters are? What are the tanks inhabitants and how large is it? How long has the tank been up and running? How often do you do water changes? Do you add any salt to your tank, if so what kind ?

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Josh Hansen

Joined: 20 Feb 2005
Location: Dayboro, Queensland, Australia

PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)4:13    Post subject: Hardness Reply with quote

Did you had anything to the fish tank recently in rocks etc I need this information to help you.

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