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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #511
>> I have used a bit of Proper pH the last day or two,
>> but read a post on the Krib today that says it has too much phosphate for
>> planted tanks, and recommends Seachem's Acid Buffer instead. But I
>> acid water...???
>Don't use any of that stuff. Stick with a small amount of sodium bicarb
>about 2 dKH and accept the pH that results. Nothing really "needs" a pH of
>a stable pH without a chemical soup is much more desirable.
>George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)
Actually, somethings such as rummynosed tetras, really are better off with
a lower pH, but peat filtering pretty much handles lowering it as much as
you want, if your alkalinity is low enough to be adding bicarb.
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