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Old 09-27-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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Adding aquarium salt

So I'm doing a water change and I notice my ph is at about 7.5 and my water hardness is at 120. I want to raise them alittle bit for my cichlids....will this salt do anything? I don't want to hurt my fish and I've also bought this powder stuff called proper ph 8.2 says its for african cichlids has anyone ever used this? Is it safe for my fish?? I don't know how to go about adding this in with my water change. Thanks


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Old 09-27-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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Ok not someone told me not to use aquarium salt for cichlids???? So scratch that up there...
Can I add that Api higher ph 8.2 without having any kinda of mineral salt in there before???


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Old 09-27-2014, 02:48 AM   #3
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Hmm, sorry if this is a little late, not sure.

But, I've always used aragonite sand. It brings the pH up naturally and it also raises the gH and kH

Very good for africans and other fish who need a higher hardness.

If you already have aragonite, try removing some, and adding more. Or, depending on a the filter, add a mesh baggie of it into that.

Pretty much, just grab aragonite and chuck some in there. Should help.

P.S. refrain from using unnatural buffers like the api pH stuff because it can really wreck your kH and gH. The reason behind this is that they are all related. Much like a triangle so messing with one, changes another. Aragonite raises everything so it works well.
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P.S. refrain from using unnatural buffers like the api pH stuff because it can really wreck your kH and gH. The reason behind this is that they are all related. Much like a triangle so messing with one, changes another. Aragonite raises everything so it works well.

I agree 100%, don't add salt and other unnatural buffers.Stick with aragonite, limestone, crushed coral or crushed oyster shell to buffer PH.


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Old 09-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #5
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Okay thanks guys


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That's a substrate, use crushed coral or oyster shell if you want to add it to the filter.


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Aragonite would work fine, it looks like it's just a fine sand though, so I'd definitely go with something more coarse if possible so it's easier to keep bagged up.
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