03-09-2010, 10:28 PM
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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?
Personally, if it was me, I'd just set up a drip acclimation chamber and slowly adjust them to the new tank.
Baking soda could work, but it won't be a simple matter of "1 Tbsp to increase PH by .5"
It would take experimentation... Also, BS doesn't adjust it permanently... My 10G guppy has a PH of 6.
I added about a TBSP of BS to it and brought it up to 7.2 (over a 32 hr period) but within 2 days it was 6.0 again.
I won't do it again. Also, the carbonates from the BS killed my java moss. (luckily I had some in another tank)