water parameters

  1. RyanP

    Plant Damage, Stunted Growth. What am I doing wrong?!

    Hi all, This is my first post on the forum and I am hoping you can help me figure out what is going on in my aquarium. I have been in the hobby for about 2 years and am having a great time learning what it takes to keep a planted tank, but I have been having several issues for the past 3-4...
  2. wilamzq

    Frustrated with Tropica Aquasoil Buffering Capacity

    Hi all! I am running an aquarium for the last 2 months and I am getting very frustrated with the substrate.. I am using tropica Aquasoil and it seems that it strips all the KH from the water and the PH is getting very low ( 6.2 - 6.8) depends if CO2 is open. The first month I was doing lots...
  3. soham

    What's the latest consensus on the effect of high KH on plant growth?

    Dear members, What I have read in various forums so far is that high GH values isn't a big deal for most plants and they grow just fine. There seem to be a difference in opinion regarding high KH values. My first question is what's considered as a high KH level? Mine is 9 dH. Is it high or...