too low ph and kh

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by mupwi, 18 Feb 2011.

  1. mupwi

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    how do I corect for the above condition from the reading I have been doing it seems kalk might be a solution but I already have plenty of calcium and dont whant to end up with a snow storm

    my perameters are

    nitrate, nitrite and amonia: undetectable
    ca: 460
    kh:5
    ph:7.2

    curently I only have a seargent major some hermits and some muscles in the tank and they seem happy but I want to start ading some more critters and dont want to loose them due to incorect perameters.
     
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  3. xtreme

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    get some KH buffer
     
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    or water changes lol
     
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    water changes will help
    Kalk imho will maintain Ca & Kh levels rather than elevate it ...
     
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    Double check pH with another meter or kit before trying to correct it. 7.2 is very low.
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  7. mupwi

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    well I went and got some fresh nsw to do a water change on the weekend and tested that before puting it in the tank it seems that my test kit is faulty as the nsw tested the same ph as the tank water the kh did look to be acurate though so how do I bring that up or just water changes? can anyone sugest a resonaply priced test kit I have been using the sest strips for everything but amonia but I see now what everone was saying about there inacuracy just the individual liquid test kits are soo expencive
     
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