Soft water, stunted plants

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Nympxzie

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I've had a planted tank since I started the hobby but I do more plant replacement than propagation. My plants grow slowly and new leaves are small. My conclusion is a calcium deficiency since my water is very soft.

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ph: 7.2-7.4
Gh 3dgh KH 3dgh
I dose F. potassium, F. potash, F. nitrogen, API Co2 Booster, API Leaf zone.

I need something that will raise GH without raising my pH as 7.4 is really the max pH some of my wild caught fish should be in. Should I be worried about algae blooms with the addition of calcium?

I've looked at Seachem Equilibrium, Seachem Reef Calcium, and Reptisafe water conditioner.
 

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I don't think it's possible. Whenever you raise your GH, it will affect the pH as well.


 

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What size is this tank?

What lighting do you have?
 
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20 gallon High tank, Finnexfudgeray Planted +
 

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Usually slow growth, stunted growth is CO2 deficiency. Calcium deficiency is pale twisted growth.

What plants do you have?
 
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