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Re: pH up and pH down

>Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 16:59:32 EST
>From: D0NxD0N at aol_com
> 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?

Sodium bicarbonate will raise the pH.  Calcium bicarbonate will raise the pH AND 
increase general hardness. 

Injecting CO2 will lower the pH.  

See my web page for more details (check the CO2 section).

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)
Need Info?  http://www.frii.com/~booth/AquaticConcepts.htm