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Old 11-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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if i use products like the seachem buffers and stuff, is there any point using CC?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #12
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I always say this, if your ph isnt terribly low i wouldnt use any chemical buffers at all. A stable ph is better than a flucuating ph any day.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:03 AM   #13
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Accidentaly hit send before i was done. I would just put the cc in your filter and call it a day. Most likely the lfs you get your fish from doesnt keep them in a ph of 8+ so with a stable ph of 7.6 youd be fine.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:04 AM   #14
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I always say this, if your ph isnt terribly low i wouldnt use any chemical buffers at all. A stable ph is better than a flucuating ph any day.
But after a water change how is CC any better than chemical buffer? With CC the pH will drop and then gradually work it's way back up, with chemical you can add it as you add the water so your pH really wouldn't change right?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #15
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My tap comes out at 7.8 and with my cc in the tank the tank water is at 8.0. I never have problems at water changes. I test the ph in the tank an hour after the change and its always 8.0. Its really personal prefference, you can do what you feel safe with. Im just sharing how i do it with success. Good luck with it in whatever path you take.
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