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Old 01-16-2009, 01:41 PM   #31
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Mike's giving you good advice.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:03 PM   #32
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Since I relocated my DIY rock from the 5g bucket to a half whiskey barrel,HomeDepot, my PH has dropped really fast. It is down to the7.9-8.2 range. I will soak it another week to be on the safe side. I think my problem was not enough volume to leach out the cement reactions that kept the ph very high.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:00 AM   #33
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:41 PM   #34
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Yes, i've added the rock to my AQ with no rise in the tank PH. It seems that soaking it in a larger volume of water give the lime room to leach out.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:00 AM   #35
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What was/is the total cost of your DIY rock?
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:35 PM   #36
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A bag of oyster shells, ~$8.00. I had the rest of the stuff so I would estimate about a total cost of no more than $18 For 50# of rock
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #37
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WOW! That's excellent. Way cheaper than buying LR.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:55 PM   #38
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Yes, but it took a few months so you need lots of patience. If you rush the project you could mess the whole thing up. so again...PATIENCE...please...
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