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shadow23 01-24-2011 06:58 PM

baking soda
 
How to Use Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) for a Fish Aquarium | eHow.com



i was wondering around the internet and found this article of baking soda used in fish tanks.
i was wondering if this is true thanks.

redchigh 01-25-2011 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by shadow23 (Post 569160)
How to Use Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) for a Fish Aquarium | eHow.com



i was wondering around the internet and found this article of baking soda used in fish tanks.
i was wondering if this is true thanks.


No, it does not. It works temporarily only.
To raise ph and kh, use limestone (Agricultural limestone is cheap at organic gardening stores).
Raising one and not the other won't do anything beneficial, and will stress your fish.

shadow23 01-25-2011 07:06 PM

ok.... but one of my goldfish had ick.. i treated it with baking soda and eating salt non iodized... lol the goldfish look sick and i had too many goldfish anyway so i wanted to see what would happen.
i tried it and it work the ick is gone, btw the gold fish was in a separate tank when i was treating it.

Byron 01-31-2011 05:00 PM

Redchigh is correct. Long-term this is actually quite dangerous as a method of lowering pH, as I have explained at length in a couple of other threads.

Lupin 02-03-2011 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by shadow23 (Post 570087)
ok.... but one of my goldfish had ick.. i treated it with baking soda and eating salt non iodized... lol the goldfish look sick and i had too many goldfish anyway so i wanted to see what would happen.
i tried it and it work the ick is gone, btw the gold fish was in a separate tank when i was treating it.

How much salt did you dose? And you don't separate the fish once ich strikes. Every fish in contact with the infected must also be treated. Even if the white spots don't appear on some of the fish, they can reside in gill tissues and still attack from there.

Tank size?
How many fish?
Water parameters (including KH and GH)?

shadow23 02-03-2011 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 575619)
Redchigh is correct. Long-term this is actually quite dangerous as a method of lowering pH, as I have explained at length in a couple of other threads.

i never said about lowering ph, i wanted to raise it..idk just wanted to test it. i am not going to use it again though.

Byron 02-03-2011 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by shadow23 (Post 578575)
i never said about lowering ph, i wanted to raise it..idk just wanted to test it. i am not going to use it again though.

In my speed I typed the wrong phrse, my apology; I meant to say using baking soda to buffer hardness/pH. B.


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