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Old 01-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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PH..... low

How do I get my PH. to go up?? Its only 7.8.........add more salt ???
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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I'm not certain but I heard that baking soda brings up the pH. Hopefully someone else can chime in and point you in the right direction
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Surface agitation will help bring it up. Face a powerhead up, you want gas exchange between your water and air... Is your tank covered?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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Added some baking soda and salt mix....my PH is still 8.0....hasnt moved any.....what the crap??
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Also doing some surface agitation....
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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I wouldn't use the baking soda trick as I have only heard that method in fresh water... How are your powerheads set up like I mentioned earlier?
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pointing upwards....you think Ill get a better reading in a couple of hours? Youre right the baking soda didnt do anything.
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I don't know about a couple hours but give it some time. How much agitation are you getting? If its minimal, and you can see a film on the water, then the gas exchange is being prevented...
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Thanks really appreciate the advice!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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Baking soda has a ph somewhere around 7.6-7.8. That's why it works to raise ph in a freshwater tank but may even lower it in a saltwater tamk. But it seems your ph did go up. Probably from the salt mix. 8.0 is fine. The more important thing is ph stability which is determined by alkalinity. What's yours at?
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