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Old 08-26-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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natural pH lowered by driftwood

I am pretty much amazed in the difference it has made. I acquired some driftwood and anchored a new java fern to it (a piece of each in both tanks). My pH was hovering around 7.6-7.8 in both tanks... It is high coming out of the tap anyway.

I placed the wood in when I was doing about a 40% PWC, makes it easier to stick my little Umpa Loompa arms to the bottom of the tank. 3 or 4 days my pH seems to have leveled out about 7.2 in both tanks. Will be keeping an eye on things cause I don't want it to bottom out and send teh fish into pH Shock.
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new driftwood? Did you soak it first? Some people here go as far as boiling it first. Keep an eye on that ph... it *will* keep lowering it, I know mine does.
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got the suggestion to run it through the dishwasher (without soap) on the theory that the hot water would kill anything in it.

I have some more soaking that has also been through the dish washer as well.
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