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Old 02-15-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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I have been doing alot of water changes lately due to high nitrates and using in my opinion an extreme amount of PH up is there any difference between the PH up that you use in the aquarium or say ph up for swimming pools? Or can I buy bigger bottles of PH up for aquariums?
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why r u addong any ph up? usually cruched coral and araginte sand helps buffer an aquarium, but if u need it to boost up the ph of tap water, i would suggest a ph buffer IME and IMO they work better.
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What is a good PH buffer to use?
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:34 PM   #5
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If your doing alot of water changes and still having pH issues, you should look into what's causing it. Typically it will be something in how the tanks set up or it's still cycling. Causes are low GPH, trapped CO2, excessive bioload, overfeeding and so on...

Continually adding chemicals to maintain pH is going to lead to trouble eventually.

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Continually adding chemicals to maintain pH is going to lead to trouble eventually
Very true! It is so important to have a basic understanding of water chemistry and learn to correct underlying causes with out the aid of chemicals. I have learned that this hobby is more about keeping water...the fish can pretty much keep themselves.
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My PH holds well its just I have been doing alot of water changes lately to get my nitrates down my tap water is around 7.0 so I am using the PH up to bring it up to 8.2 before I put the water into my tank. I am sorry if you guys though my PH was falling I should have been more specific. Once I get my water correct I never have to add PH up after that it stay there.
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Mixing my saltwater usually provides me with water at the perfect PH. What is your PH in your saltwater after mixing with a power head for 24-48 hours? How soon after adding salt are you putting the water in your tank?
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I wait a day or two before adding it to the tank its usually 7.5 after a day or two that is why I have been PH upping it
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What salt are you using and at what salinity?

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