[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #46
> Subject: pH up and pH down
> for several days several people have mentioned how pH buffers release
> phosphates into the tank and i was just wondering whats the cheapest and
> easiest ways to raise and lower pH without any adverse effects in the tank?
The cheapest is to avoid the whole issue and LEAVE YOUR PH ALONE! There
is no need to adjust your pH unless its less than about 6 or more than 8.5.
What you want is pH STABILITY. This can be accomplished in a planted tank
by adjusting your alkalinity to '4' with sodium bicarbonate (baking
soda). If you then want a slightly lower pH you can add CO2.