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Old 09-26-2007, 07:45 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by MT79
Baking soda will raise your pH,
Just too clarify for anyone who maybe trying this, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) will only increase PH after it is baked for an hour or so at ~300 deg. to drive off the excess CO2(basically it becomes sodium carbonate AKA washing soda after baking). If used right out of the box, and not baked, it will actually lower the PH of the tank slightly. Either way, it is a great, cheap way to increase Alk.
This is true. Good catch MT. Baked to raise, non baked to lower (or very little affect). Dunno why I mix those up all the time, especially when I use the baked recipe.

btw...you got to be a Flyers fan

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btw...you got to be a Flyers fan
I'm busy having my heart ripped out by the Phillies at the moment. Then there were those first two Eagles games I'm sticking to Nascar I think LOL.

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