RE: NANFA-L-- Hardness & pH

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:47:07 -0400

I second Gerald's opinion. I've heard of aquarists using Epsom salts, but I
have no recollection of usable dosage. Does Lee Harper have any suggestions?
(thanks Lee!)

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the now sunny Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Gerald Pottern <>
>To: NANFA-List <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- Hardness & pH
>Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 06:54:14 -0700 (PDT)
>If you want more hardness (calcium & magnesium) but low alkalinity & pH,
>you might could add non-carbonate salts of Ca and Mg, such as Ca/Mg
>chlorides or sulfates. It's the carbonates (eg aragonite limestone) that
>consume free H+ and push pH up. (Mg-sulfate is Epson salt). has anybody
>experimented with these ?? --gerald, hangin on the neuse, NC
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