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teddyzaper 12-01-2009 08:23 PM

ph lowering
 
is your ph to high? is your water to alkaline? here is the solution for under $20
Marksfish - Peat Filtering
this seriously works, my only question is, is it toxic to the fish?

1077 12-02-2009 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by teddyzaper (Post 283632)
is your ph to high? is your water to alkaline? here is the solution for under $20
Marksfish - Peat Filtering
this seriously works, my only question is, is it toxic to the fish?

Is not toxic but as article stated, you will need to mix the water created this way with some tapwater to restore buffering capacity. Otherwise ,the ph will continue to fall and with ph value below 6.0 nitrification is near non existent. I would think one would want to maintain a stable ph and some expierimenting in seperate container would be needed before adding to tanks holding fish. Otherwise,it is a good way to soften the water for species that require it.

Fishin Pole 12-02-2009 03:20 PM

Almond leaves, oak leaves and alder cones can also lower your Ph to the point of having water suitable for the softwater fish.......I would also advise to perform tests in a seperate container till you get the combo of softening agents per gallon of water correct for your needs...........Check your hardness for awhile to make sure it has become stable enough for the fish you would like to keep


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