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Old 04-20-2004, 01:29 AM   #11
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Yes Kalk does keep the PH up.. Most drip it at night to try and avoid Ph swings... When dripping kalk its semi normal for your ph to be between 8.3 and 8.5

As for your pH do you have glass lids on your tank? If so remove them.. that will help.. Are you testing in the morning or the evening.. Your ph will ALWAYS be lower in the morning due to the Co2 release from the fish... A good morning pH is about 8.0 with late evening being 8.2-8.3 My tank personally varies between 8.1 and 8.3 Also another thing Open a window or a door in your house and test a few hours later.. If your ph goes up from before you open the door your House may have a high saturation of Co2.. In my case thats a true factor.. I always have to have a window open otherwise my ph drops 1-2 points... Also increase water surface movement.. It will help co2/O2 exchange at the surface..

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