Flora•Viv GH+ is a high quality, multi-component blended mixture of dissolvable solids, many times referred to as General Hardness (GH) or degrees German Hardness (dGH or Gesamtehaerte). It primarily includes multi-valent cations, such as magnesium and calcium, but also includes needed potassium and a full range of trace minerals. When mixed with filtered soft water, it will convert those filtered waters into a natural environment in which freshwater fish, invertebrates and plants will thrive. Maintaining proper GH is essential for the long-term health of all freshwater animals and plants, but is particularly important to fish and invertebrates from hardwater regions, such as Central America, Australia, and New Guinea. Flora•Viv GH+ increases both GH and total dissolved solids (TDS). When using reverse osmosis, deionized, or distilled water for hardwater aquaria, first use this product to reach the desired GH, then use Reconstitute RO, if necessary, to reach the desired TDS. (This product is not designed for very softwater species such as discus and altum angels. For those fishes, use Continuum Reconstitute RO instead of this product.) Continuum recommends that you also use Discus Elements•T or Cichlid Elements•T on an ongoing basis to replenish trace minerals, as needed.
Use in aquarium keeping.
The combination of soft or filtered water and Flora•Viv GH+ creates an environment with sufficient hardness and trace minerals to keep almost any freshwater or brackish species.
Directions and protocol.
For general aquarium use, dissolve 1 gram, about 1/4 teaspoon of product for each 5 gallons ( 19 L ) of aquarium capacity during initial tank set up and for water changes.