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Evaporation and EQ dosing

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by stcyrwm@adelphia.net, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. stcyrwm@adelphia.net

    stcyrwm@adelphia.net Prolific Poster

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    I'm doing limited water changes - about once a month in 3 non CO2 Excel tanks and dosing EQ per Tom's recommendation in the article "Non CO2 Methods". My question is should I cut back on EQ if I'm adding water to make up for evaporation. I probably average about 1 to 2 gallons added a week in my 55's.

    I'm asking because I saw a thread on open top tanks that recommended using RO water to avoid GH concentrations building up. I think my tap water runs about 7 g/gallon so it is definetely on the hard side. Is there a problem with GH concentrations building up and what would be the symptoms if there were?

    Thanks, Bill
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Re: Evaporation and EQ dosing

    I have hard water as well and have no issues.
    It may matter a little if evap rates are very high and you want to eep the KH/Gh low for fish..............

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. stcyrwm@adelphia.net

    stcyrwm@adelphia.net Prolific Poster

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    Re: Evaporation and EQ dosing

    Thanks Tom - all my fish seem fine. I don't have anything fussy for fish anyway - yet another false issue shot down. It seems the more I learn the less I have to worry about :) .

    Bill
     
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