Originally Posted by sdaccord03
What about kalkwasser? doesn't that raise PH
? as well as other things?
Sure it does but as with many types of additives in this regard, it does not just raise pH but it affects alkalinity as well as Ca
. It is more than possible to have alk
in a proper range and still have poor pH levels. The key is identifying the underlying environmental issue causing the lowered pH level. In this case, it's the excess nutrient caused by the cycle.
Chemical additions should be the last choice in dealing with pH issues, not the first choice unless it's directly caused by low alkalinity. Cronic pH problems are more often than not easily fixed without chemical additions of any kind.