low ph question

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low ph question

Unread postby aquascapist » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Hi guys,
Been a while since i last posted. Lately, I've been getting extremely soft water from my tap. kh around 2, not measured gh. With presurized co2 my ph tends to drop to 5.90 by afternoon. Will this be a cause of concern for some of my inhabitants, mainly RCS?. If so should i make any attempt to increase it. drop checker is slighlty towards dark green


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Re: low ph question

Unread postby syed.ali » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:50 pm

WOW thats ultra soft water :), I dont think you need to worry for RCS.

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Re: low ph question

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:22 pm

You can use baking soda to raise pH.
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Re: low ph question

Unread postby bobvin » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:58 am

add some crushed coral to increase pH

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Re: low ph question

Unread postby VishaalDalal » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:46 am

bobvin wrote:add some crushed coral to increase pH



:1 a buffer is always better than a quick fix solution.

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Re: low ph question

Unread postby aquascapist » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:00 pm

ok will use crushed coral...thanks guys
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Re: low ph question

Unread postby aquascapist » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:06 pm

syed.ali wrote:WOW thats ultra soft water :), I dont think you need to worry for RCS.


yea last month, kh was around 4. now its dropped to 2..:?
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