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Re: Keeping ph stable??

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> Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 00:00:04 -0400
> From: Derek <doleary at lon_imag.net>
> Subject: Keeping ph stable??
> ...I would like to bring my PH up ..without having to resort to chemical 
> adding ..what would you use?? sea shells , lime , crushed oysters..thinking 
> about keeping a bag of one of these to keep my PH somewhat stable..any 
> idea's are greatly appreciated. 

Those *are* adding chemicals (CaCO3 or CaO). All are very nearly insoluble,
so control is a serious problem.

Your pH drops because your KH is so low. Try raising it with simple addition
of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). That way, you can determine exactly how
many tsp/G it takes to make *your* tap water have a KH of say 6. Then you
have no shocks at change time, and know the new water isn't going to make
things go squirreley.


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