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Old 10-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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If the PH is wrong for your fish, probably the GH/KH is wrong. You can add baking soda to increase both GH KH and PH.

You need to add a very little of baking soda to increase the values.

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Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. This will affect KH levels but not GH levels. Although adding it will work temporarily, I would not recommend this as solution without KH/GH tests to know what the levels are now and what the desired result will be and how to maintain it. Adding some aragonite or crushed coral would be a better long term option for stabilizing KH if this is what the OP is seeking to accomplish. In general, a stable ph within a reasonable range is healthier than trying to achieve a 'perfect' ph.
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