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    MitchM

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    Common minerals are measured with KH and GH tests.
    As addy mentioned, the addition of oyster shells can raise the PH, but that is done on a case by case basis, after you know the other water test parameters.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I had to get my hardness up, with the add of the oyster shells, the growth of plants, in the bog, a year of cycling the pond, it finally stabilized. A year after we filled the pond we added fish.
     
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    If I recall correctly, our water out here is just a bit alkaline. But it’s plenty hard! We have to do vinager through the coffee pot about every two weeks to clean the calcium scale out, and if a coffee pot lasts longer than a year, it’s amazing.
     
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