Need some help

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Pete, 9 Apr 2008.

  1. Pete


    3 Apr 2008
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    Under the sea
    Morning all

    Just need some help in lifting the PH in the tank without the use of kalkwasser.

    Ph is between 7.8 and 8
    Ammonia - 0
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrate - 50mg need to bring down
    Kh - 8

    Any sugestions will be greatly appreciated
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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    29 May 2007
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    Cape Town
    Hi Pete - You can increase your alkalinity, which in turn would increase you pH to at leat 8.2/8.3 by using "BAKING SODA" (Sodium Bicarbonate or WASHING SODA (sodium carbonate)) - This is basically the correct level for you. THEN only one can/should use kalkwasser to increase the pH more, IF you choose to do so. BUT - this should be left until you have gained a bit more experience with keeping marines... Because the margin for error then becomes VERY small......
    Last edited: 9 Apr 2008
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