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    Default Using dolomite to raise kh and gh


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    I have a 55 gallon aquarium that I was wanting to use dolomite to raise the kh and gh by 1 degree wanting to use it in my canister filter. How much should I use to get around 1 degree more kh and gh.

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    Interesting. Never heard of folks using that so I’m curious, as well.



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    I've heard of people using the natural rock in their tanks as a substrate or decoration. Other than that it's used as a soil amendment to raise ph.

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    I'm not familiar with dolomite, but when I was buffering my water to a kh of 4, I added like a 2 tsp to 1tbsp crushed coral to the filter in a nylon stocking media bag for a 120g tank. The rise was gradual, but remained around the 4 degree mark for me.
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