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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #336

>Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 16:34:34 -0800
>From: carmen robinett <ccr67 at uclink4_berkeley.edu>
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #335
> >Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 17:41:05 GMT
> >From: "K Will" <steelwill27 at hotmail_com>
> >Subject: PH rise
> >
> >Lately the ph in my tank has risen to around 9. With a batch of homemade 
> >it goes down to about 8.5. The tank has been set up for almost 2 years 
> >I've tried adding a little sulfuric acid to lower it and it works for 
> >a week than starts coming back up again. It was always at 7.4 before this
> >started happening. What could be causing this?
> >
> >Thanks for any help
> >
> >Kevin
>What's the pH of your tap water, and what's your water changing routine?

Since you mentioned it I checked my tap water ph. It's 8.3 believe it or 
not. I don't remember it being that high in the past. I change 20% to 30% 
water every other week. Obviously my tap water won't help me bring down the 
ph too much. Any other ideas?


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