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I still have the receipt for all my stuff so I need you to tell me what to do when I go to petsmart tomorrow lol. None of it is open so i can get a refund on it all. I will get different salt and the amquel. Idk if they have the salt you recommended; hopefully, they do.
Originally Posted by mullinsd2 View Post
Honestly, given the low cost of a buffer and the high cost of livestock, I can't imagine any scenario in which I would not use a commercially prepared buffer. I spend about $15 every 3 to 4 months on a buffer for my 180 & 58 combined. $5.00 per month isn't much of an expense.
You are right. I dont mind spending money on pre mixed solution either, but I just saw that using baking soda is a way to do things if you are tight on money. Personally, since I do not know much about this stuff yet, I would not experiment with anything that is not pre-prepared for aquarium use.
I'm also a big fan of B-Ionic two-part alkalinity and calcium supplement, I've gotten good results from using it so far. I add it daily, just a part of my routine I come home from work and immediately add the B-Ionic, its not a pain at all to keep up.
"To an optimist, the glass is half-full;
to a pessimist, the glass is half-empty;
to an engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"
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