I've not had live plants drop the pH... only raise it.mojo298 said:ph loweriing add some live plants.
these two actions become contradictory. You can't drop KH and raise it at the same time. Calcium based rock tends to raise the KH more than the GH.mojo298 said:GH raising add some coral gravel or calcium based rock e.g white texas holey rock. only idea i have to lower Kh is try RO water
not sure I'd agree with this... I used to have tanks of Discus and a toddler that used to bash on the front. I always thought it humorous to watch a Discus try to swat a toddlers face through the glass. What Discus cannot handle is stress. If the drum kit was stressing the Discus, then that was a death sentence. I could see it as common that Discus could get spooked by noisy and active environments... but trust me when I say that a quiet (but stressful) environment will kill them just as quickly as a noisy and stressful one.mojo298 said:oh and if your keeping discus they prefer a quiet enviroment as loud noises e.g someone playing a drum kit can cost lives in discus keeping as my cousin found out after spending hundreds of pounds on discus and deciding to play a drum kit i always give this warning now to anyone who buys and keeps discus as i have seen the costlyness of excesive noise around discus
Thinking about this... certain water softeners will end up with this situation.Cyclesafety said:It's very unusual to have GH zero with a high KH.