Lowering pH

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  1. Stressed Eric

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    Help guru's, I've just checked my pH and it's sitting around 8.6 . . . . What do i use to lower it ? I've been dosing bicarb to increase my alk, and I think that's thrown me out of balance . . .
     
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  3. sunburst

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    Stop dosing bicarb
    Stop dosing kalk
    Although your pH is high it is not at a critical stage. IMO just allow levels to normalise on their own.

    Out of interest what is your alkalinity reading; and what levels are you aiming for.
    And also what is your calcium reading and what levels are you aiming for.
     
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    You could add a small amount of white vinegar, or bubble some CO2 into the water. Having said that, 8.6 is not dangerously high, especially if that is the peak pH at the end of the lighting period. Adding another fish or two will also lead to more CO2 being produced in the water, which will drive the pH down in time.

    Are you sure of the accuracy of the test?

    Hennie
     
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