09-29-2010, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by dudewheresmyfish
Can the use of Malachite Green raise the PH in an aquarium?
I am using aqua soil in a couple of tanks which lowered the PH to a stable 6.5/7.0. But a tank that I am treating (currently with malachite green) has a PH of over 7.2.
The only difference between the tanks is the one with PH 7.2 has river stones and more intense lighting. They all use aqua soil.
Just interested to see if it is the medicine effecting this or something else.. because it isn't ideal.
Are or have you been performing water changes in the tank with medication(malachite)? I would think that this would have more possibilities than the malachite green of affecting pH readings, especially if tapwater's pH was higher than that of the tank in question and water changes have been more frequent, but I am just guessing. Sorry can't be of more help.