02-14-2010, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by lennyboy222
To raise PH, I would perform a water change. I suggest you to use RO water as you can easily change the chemistry of RO water. You can buy one off eBay for $50. When using RO water, make sure to use RO right products to add hardness to water and use PH buffer to adjust the PH as desired.
I know this is an oldish post, but I wanted to mention something on that last reply. RO water wouldn't work in my case bacause RO water is extremely soft. (RO removes everything from the water that's not H2O. )
BTW, I landed on a solution that worked for me, and I thought I'd post it.
Calcium is what I needed in the water, right?
I used plain, regular, chalk. (calcium carbonate).
I stuck two sticks in the filter, and slowly but surely, over the course of a week or two, everything got to where it should be.