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Old 03-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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how do I raise pH

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I just checked my aquarium water and my pH is at 6.6. What is the best way to raise it without the use of chemicals?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Use some crushed coral
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How do i use it? Put some in the filter? Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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You can put it in a mesh bag in the filter or use it as substrate.
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For the substrate could i just put like 5 lbs in the gravel?
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Si. Does your tank get good flow towards the bottom? How big is the tank?
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I have a 70 gallon. I have two marineland 350 filters that create pretty good flow throughout the tank.
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what fish do you have in the tank? i have south american cichlids and the ph at 6.6 is actually perfect for them. that's the same ph i have. i go as low as 6.4 and they are all fine. same fish for about 2 years with beautiful color.
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I have 6 african peacock ciclids, 1 rainbow shark, 2 synodontis multipunctus, and 2 clown loaches
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #10
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Agreed put a cups worth in a media bag of some sort. They sell bags at the lfs or you can use panty hose. You can hide it in the tank or put it in a filter whatever you prefer
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