Active substrate and KH

DEL 707

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I have a nano tank with Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder.
I'm using Salty Shrimp GH/KH+ to reminerlise my RO water, my water stats are PH 6.52, GH 7 and KH 2.

I was asking around about why my KH is so low and someone said it's because I have an active soil and would be better of switching to Salty Shrimp GH+, since my soil is removing any additional KH.

Is this true? Should I switch to another product?
 
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Yes, you should probably switch to the Salty Shrimp GH+

All the buffering substrate wants to do is remove KH, so there is no point in adding it. This way you will have more stable parameters.

I use active soil without adding any KH and it works really well.
 

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My concern is about my PH.

Before I switched to Salty Shrimp I was using Seachem Equilibrium and my PH was under 6.
 

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Am I doing any damage by adding KH?

I really want my PH to be 6.5 plus.
Before hand it was 5.8
 

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