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RE: stablize pH
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: RE: stablize pH
- From: "Chris Ferrell" <ferrell_chris at hotmail_com>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 09:21:43 -0400
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <200305151249.h4FCnGpl007965@otter.actwin.com>
>How would I best stabilize or buffer the pH in the future, assuming I
>radical water change? I have not yet measured the KH or GH or dissolved
The easiest way to stabilize pH is with a pH buffer - the easiest of
which is sodium bicarbonate - baking soda. I toss in a tablespoon or
three with each water change. All a total guesstimate, but except for a
major dumping of the new co2 system, the fish and plants seem happy.
Many other products are sold that do the exact same thing but it's hard
to beat the price of a box of baking soda.
Plus, I tossed all my test kits a while back. Never used them anyway.
Chris, in the rainy Queen City.