Mojie Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 Hey all! Just wanted to post this here in case anyone faces a similar mystery. I noticed some molting problems in my neocaradina recently in my 15 gallon planted cube. I originally chalked it up to diet because I’d been experimenting with some different foods, but stepping up their calcium didn’t help, and the losses were piling up. Then I realized my GH was through the absolute roof! I think I stopped counting at 22. My water is hard, but not that hard. I did a series of big water changes, including using some RO water and got it down, but it kept shooting back up. Last week I realized the culprit - the huge pile of seiryu stone in my tank. My best guess is that it was leeching a little calcium carbonate at first which was fine, but as the tank aged and humic substances built up, the rate of leeching accelerated rapidly. I’ve pulled the stone, am continuing the high frequency water changes and things are already trending in the right direction. I just wanted to post this here because while I knew it could increase your hardness a bit, I had no idea how significant the changes could be and wanted to flag it for anyone else trying to save their little friends from the white ring of death! 2 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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