Originally Posted by Angel079
I'm gonna receive some fish & shrimp here end of the week; now they come from a home with pH 8 and mine is 7.2-7.4 so that's quite some lower and I'm debating very hard if it would not be in favor for the shrimp (RCS) and fish (Killi) to up that a lil with Bakin soda???
And if so for the give pH ranges and the size of a 10g how much BS should I use?
I have in the past used a recipe for hardening the water that is cheap and effective. Was mentioned on another froum I visit.
1 TSP Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1Tablespoon Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate)
1TSP Marine Salt (sodium chloride and Trace elements)
This formula per 10 gal of water.
Would adjust as needed. I might run ten gal of water in rubbermaid tub and aerate the tub of water for 24 hours. Then check the pH. This formula will hold the ph stable and is cheap to make. Do note the TABLESPOON of Epsom salt as opposed to teaspoon of other two.
Another option is to use one cup of crushed coral in the filter per 20 gal of water. Clean monthly as coral will become covered with Bacteria,silt.and or algae and thus affect the corals ability to work properly. Hope this helps.