Brain Dead & Ph
The reasons that I am asking this "silly question" are
1) I believe that brain is "well done" from posting time for invoices and
2) much more importantly
a) I have some wood in my tank which I had removed the tannins from before I induced fish some 8 months ago;
b) Chris put in two air bars and one air disk diffusers as she "likes watching the bubbles";
c) I had been "turning on the air" at night in order to compensate for the oxygen being comsumed by the plants;
d) she had placed one of the wood pieces on a portion of the disc diffuser;
e) three days ago I noticed that the water in the 2nd chamber of my sump (not in the tank) had a very, very slight yellow tint (it is normally crystal clear due to the quantity of biological and mechanical filtration media in my sump);
f) the air was apparently causing additional tannins in the wood to "dissolve in the water";
g) I ran the TetraTest kit tests and Ph was low;
h) I decided to not use Ph Up as I do not "like" instantaneous changes of water parameters in my tank;
h) I put a "holey rock" (just plain "ole Edwards Plateau Limestone") in my sump (ie. calcium carbonate).
Am I correct "here" in that CaCO3 will raise the Ph?
Re: Brain Dead & Ph
I was reading this one.
Edit: In my understanding, calcium carbonate are lime deposits. Yes, they do raise the pH.
Yep, ittle slowly raise your PH, test every couple of days to keep an eye on KH, GH and PH to make sure it's not swinging alot.
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