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Re: KH = 1 degree

> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 15:21:36 -0500
> From: John Russo Jr <jr at medcomres_com>
> Subject: KH = 1 degree

> I would like the know the best way to raise the KH so I can get higher CO2
> levels without lowering the pH further.

The simplest, easiest, cheapest and best way is to add some plain old baking
soda (sodium bicarbonate).  One teaspoon (about 6 grams) of sodium
bicarbonate (NaHCO3) per 50 liters of water will increase KH by 4 degrees
and will not increase general hardness. That's about 13 gallons. Since it is
difficult to accurately measure small quantities of dry chemicals at home, a
test kit should be used to verify the actual KH that is achieved.  Adda
littel at a atime until you acheive the KH you desire.

George Booth in Ft. Collins, CO (gbooth at frii dot com)
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