03-16-2010, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by LMychajluk
Angel - I haven't tried Baking Soda myself, but I did come across this calculator that you may be interested in: http://www.dataguru.org/misc/aquariu...&pHChange=0.54
Hope it helps!
Also, don't forget, a higher pH in a bucket may not be bad once you dilute the water in a larger tank.
Yea I only used a 5g to test around (shrimp farms are all 10g's) that's a pretty nifty calculator there thank you very much!!!!
Originally Posted by Byron
But also remember that conditions in the aquarium are vastly different from the bucket of plain water. And biological processes, bacteria, fish and plants affect carbonates and what works (or seems to work) in a bucket may have very different reactions in the aquarium.
That's why I figured I'd start with a 1/4 to 1/8 cup "dosed" into the tank very slowly once each week...You know what I mean....I'll def NOT add "prefixed" water with a set KH all in one go that would be a very sure & quick way to kill off my farms
Anyway I have it sitting there right now anyway to see first what it does how it changed in the bucket itself over the next few days. I wanna have all my bases covered BEFORE I go close to my tank with this need of increase there.