06-26-2008, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by FishFarms
Originally Posted by okiemavis
You can add some crushed coral to your substrate (or filter) to raise the ph. You can also use limestone. Be aware that this will also raise your gh and kh (which should be fine). I've also heard of people using baking powder, but I'd avoid that as you'll have to keep adding it and it won't be as stable as the first two.
How low is your pH? Most fish are just fine with a range of pH.
Thanks for the advise. Now that you mention it, I do remember reading something about the coral raising pH; I'll look into that.
Right now I'm not 100% sure on what my pH is from the tap. The test strips that I have only go down to 6.4, so I know it's under that; probably around 5.5-6. I'm planning on making a run to the LFS on Thursday so I'll get a better test kit.
Thanks for the help.
wow! thats low PH, good for breeding fishes like tetras. Good for you, our water here would have 7 or 8..
My CO2 injections makes it acidic (lower).