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Reconsider use of Baking soda?



Hardly.  Carbonate=Carbon=basic building block for organic life forms.  (it
also raises KH or Carbonate Hardness.)

 It is only as temporary as your next water change.  Baking soda provides a
buffer for the water and helps maintain a pH of about 8.0 to 8.2.  It is not
a "pH up" type chemical like an alkalinity booster, it is a buffer.  Please
guys do some homework that is all it takes.

Boat
(now wondering why he ever entered this conversation)

ps- things like peat and driftwood an such do suck dissolved solids out of
the water, so Baking soda will have to be amended every now and then if
there is a hardness sink such as these.

Allen "Boat" Boatman
Lutz, FL
TBAS, SKS, AKA 08298, SAA 96, CRLCA, NANFA

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative
on the same night.


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