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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #171

In a message dated 3/30/98 2:08:42 PM, you wrote:

<<>Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 02:25:22 -0800
>From: Rice <RiceGuy at stones_com>
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #167
>        As of now, my tank (50 gal hexagon) is vacant,
>except for a
>few ghost shrimps.  thinking of adding a pair of discus. My
>water, however, is very unfavorable for keeping soft, acidic
>water fishes. pH is around 8.3 and I'm guessing that the
>hardness is around 22 KH. Now, if I want to lower the pH, I
>can do one of the following or a combination: 1) increase
>CO2 (unlikely to be very effective because I dont want CO2
>poisoning), I figured that i can get the pH to 7.34 if I
>increase CO2 to 30 ppm. 2) add peat. Probably won't need to

  I've used "seachem discus buffer" for years and it gets my ph down to
6.4-6.8 if I leave the water sit for about 6 hours in a bucket

                                         Denny C