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RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1371

>> > My pH test kit only goes up to 8, so that's why I put pH > 8. It takes
>> some time to get it down to a measurable level
>> I just started baking soda as a buffer
>Baking soda will raise your already-high pH and KH!

If you read up a few line (you know, the part that got snipped) I don't
straight tap water.  I use 80%RO and 20% Tap.  I add the Baking soda to
bring the KH back up to a reasonable level.  It also has the effect of
stabling the pH at about 7-7.2.