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Old 07-23-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried this product?

Just wondering if anyone has tried this product. I'm thinking of using it to regulate the pH in my tank. Any input is much appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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What product? I generally advise people not to use "products" to monkey with their pH.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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I agree with talloulou. I don't advise using products to mess with your pH. Whats wrong with your current pH?
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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A little high.

My current pH is a little high for my fish I think. Right now pH is at about 8.4 and it would be better under 8.
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well im no genious but what if u put it in and it gets way to low taht could be worse then what its at now right ?
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:47 AM   #6
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Well it says it will get your tank to 7.5 pH. That's why I was wondering if anyone had tried it, so I knew if it was safe and/or a good/bad idea.
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Here is a good article to help get you started on your pH research

http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/...dhanan_pH.html

The most important thing to realize is that a stable pH is more important than an "ideal" pH. The "products" sold to alter pH are notorious for causing more problems than they solve. Some people try to lower their pH with driftwood. I would definitely try that before any chemicals.

And unless I missed something you still haven't even mentioned the actual name of the "product" you are considering. Perhaps if you did you would get more info from people who have experience with it.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #8
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Just hope it isn't the notorius "ph-down". Here's the thing with chemical addiditives. When you add it, it will artificially lower your ph. Once you perform any PWC's, your ph will go back up to it's normal level. You will need to add more of this stuff at each water change to keep it where the chemicial artificially left you.

Overtime, this will create havoc with your kh and create an unnecessary ph crash.

As the other members mentioned, a stable ph is always better than an ideal one. Chances are, most of the tanks at your lfs have the same ph as your tap water (unless of course you live in a different area altogether).
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There are other alternatives to this chemical. Mixing RO/DI water with your tap is one, or you can try driftwood or peat.
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also, i would remember this:

There are much more natural ways to lower your pH. If your KH and GH are low then LOTS (and i meand LOTS) of driftwood can help to lower you pH. The other way to go is to add peat into your filters.

Stay away from chemical additives, they are REALLY bad
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