10-31-2007, 07:03 PM
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lowering Ph anyone heard of using HCL?
Has anybody else heard or can confirm that muriatic acid can be used to lower Ph in aquarium water? I mean I know that it physically can
but Is muriatic acid safe for aquarium fish? asking because I will be switching my water supply when I move from a Ph of 6.6 to 7.8 . If chlorine is bad I cant imagine hydrogen chloride can be good, but I'm no chemist. muriatic acid would be a much more cost effective (actually free because I already have some that probably wont ever be used) way to lower ph than ph down. I have heard adjusting ph can be a nightmare and is an ongoing battle, but what can I do. Also will begin stocking a new 36 gallon tank after the move. My existing 10 gallon will house White cloud minnows & live plants. The new 36 gallon will take the black tetras and the CAE I already have plus some new undecided fish. My wife likes Gouramis and I think Cichlids are neat but I haven't done much homework on them yet, suggestions welcome.