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Old 10-27-2007, 12:55 PM   #11
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WOW Get real salt and forget about that homemade 2 part lfs crap. It is obviously causing major problems in your tank. Lowering pH will not lower ammonia. I'm no chemist, but when you add buffers to raise or lower pH it has nothing to do with ammonia. Raising pH does not all of a sudden cause a rise or the presense of ammonia.
You need to get real salt and I suggest doing some 30% water changes every 2-3 days to get your parameters in line.

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I agree that you need to go back to some real salt. His salt is not cutting it.



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Agree with the rest. Get salt from someone that makes for real and controls - or at least is aware of - the purity of the ingredients that go into it.

Ammonia and pH are not related. Your friendly lfs is just using ingredients that obviously are not top notch.

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