Zac, in future please start your own threads. Hijacking another members posts to solve your issues is not proper forum etiquette
Well I wish I could get my PH up without chemicals but it wont be possible?
Please describe your tank in a bit more detail. How old the set up is, any chemistry values you have (alk
), tank maintenance and overall equipment/tank set up.
More commonly low pH is the result of environmental factors not chemical. As long as the alkalinity is within NSW
values (1.5-3 mEq/l), the pH should fall into line. Excess bioload/feedings, poor aeration and trapped CO2
will be the most common causes. Given you have animals in the tank I am assuming the tank is properly cycled. Cycling tanks are notorious for chemical issues.