What is causing ph levels to drop
I've got a buddy that has a 55 gal and the rundown is:
Last ph check: was about 6.0
Stocking: 4 Large Silver Dollars, 3 Bala Sharts, 7 Sharpae Tetra
Water changes: 10-15% Once a week
Not sure why it keeps dropping any ideas?
need to know, is the tank planted? what decor is in there? what is pH of your tap water?
only one thing drops ph, ACID determining the form and delivery is the trick, waste build up is a big factor so bioload etc, supplements added, C02,low gas exchange (tight cover) I normally add crushed coral to my substrate or add it to a container and run water thru it to raise and maintain ph
I think also some types of driftwood might cause a drop in PH.
co2 will definitely drop ph. if you are using a ca reactor you might want to add a kalkwasser reactor to counter act the co2 or add a second chamber to the ca reactor.
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