Water PH, how to up it.

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  1. Bufamotis

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    +1 on limestone/coral suggestion
     
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    If you are using a canister filter, put some crushed coral or limestone into a piece of stocking and pop it into one of the filter compartments. Easiest way by far.
     
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    Where do one find a Hanna ph meter? Gee I though my tap water PH was low 6.5?
     
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    what is the best
    ph ,kh ,gh ,No2 ,No3
    reading for a tank

    i use the powder and if you disolve it in hot water it works well and it is a stabilizer which brings the water ph to 7 if it is high or low
    its is called neutral regulator
     
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    Crushed Shells then, Wonder what the Prof's take on it all is.
     
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    Mc1, it all depends on what you want to keep in your tank.
    but i would say a ph of +/-7.5 would be good for most fish...kh and gh depends on what you are keeping, rift lake cichlids like hard water while south american fish prefer softer water for example.... NO2 should always be 0 (also NH4), thats important. NO3 would be ideal at 0 but is hard to achieve, 5ppm - 15ppm is acceptable for NO3

    deon chck out http://www.wettest.co.za/about.html
     
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    Bufamotis

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    i cant remember starting this thread / how weird, whered it come from?
     
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    Dude, we all started wierd and wonderful threads when we started. I sometimes get embarrassed when I see my OLD threads being revived!

    (And some of us had more wierd threads than others!)
     
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    Bufamotis

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    no, i mean i cant remember EVER wanting to Up my ph. its already too high. and the topic starts at a weird place. why would i start a topic with plus one to . . . . it seems like theres posts missing? i didnt start this topic is what i mean/ but apparently it says i started it.
     
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    Maybe the mods have moderated this thread.
     
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    who makes neutral regulator? id be interested to use it,if other members have had good experiences. i live in pretoria in centurion and the ph of my tap water is 7.4
     
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    Brads,

    pH7.4 is GOOD. No need to stress there!

    The problem I find wih using a neutral regulator is that you will get your tank to 7.0, and then when you hadd tap water, 7.4, you will put your fish into pH shock.

    Bud, 7.4 is nothing to complain about. (unless you keeping highly sensitive fish?) But your fish will be more than happy generally in that pH.
     

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