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Old 09-21-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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looking for a cheap alternative to put in my tank to maintain ph. any ideas?
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My aragonite sand seems to buffer my tanks pretty well. I've only had to worry about it when I first started the tank.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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my ro/di water has a ph of 6.6 coming out of the unit....trying to maintain 8.2 when adding 6.6 to the tank is tough.....looking to buffer the incoming water
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Yeah.. that's what i would be using if i couldn't get the pH up any other way. Just go to petsmart.. they have those pH uppers or downers from Tetra. Safe for both fresh and saltwater. I have them both lol..
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I have a ph buffer from kent. I don't remember how much it was.
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Mine from tetra was 3$.. lol. And that was the one the size of those regular coke bottles. Not the 1 litre ones.. the smaller ones.
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Your pH is 6.6 out of your RO/DI unit, but what is it after you mix the salt and let it stir for 24 hours? This is the pH number you need to be concerned about.
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Yeah, I have an issue with pH too, but mine is opposite. I just went and picked up some chemicals from Petco (it was cheapest there). Just look for API. The most I have ever paid is $5. And I think it does up to 300 U.S. gallons or something quite high.
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