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Old 10-15-2011, 04:13 PM   #11
 
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I think the change to your PH will be instant. Monitor carefully and only add chemicals to raise or lower your PH slowly so as to not affect your fish.
Thanks Mike. The paver sand will be coming out tomorrow as I don't want to take any chances. My pH has already gone up by .1, so I will be removing the pavers sand and replacing it with some oak leaves.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
 
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Thanks Mike. The paver sand will be coming out tomorrow as I don't want to take any chances. My pH has already gone up by .1, so I will be removing the pavers sand and replacing it with some oak leaves.
.1? So basically, it didn't change. So why are you worried? <rhetorical>
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:24 PM   #13
 
Just a note that you should not use any chemical additives with the intent to change pH.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:02 AM   #14
 
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.1? So basically, it didn't change. So why are you worried? <rhetorical>
The longer I leave it in the tank, the more my pH is going to increase. It's only been in there for a couple days, so after a month it is going to make a significant change. Byron already told me that sometimes it takes a couple days or sometimes weeks before it really starts to drastically change the pH and I am not going to wait and find out.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:14 AM   #15
 
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The longer I leave it in the tank, the more my pH is going to increase. It's only been in there for a couple days, so after a month it is going to make a significant change. Byron already told me that sometimes it takes a couple days or sometimes weeks before it really starts to drastically change the pH and I am not going to wait and find out.
As has been discussed here many times, not all (paver) sand is the same - but when in doubt, take it out :)
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