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Old 01-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Anyone know exactly how to use (Arm & Hammer) baking soda for pH control in a 50 Gallon freshwater tropical fish aquarium. My pH now is 7.7. This I believe is a bit high! Any sound suggestion?
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Before you make any changes, is the ph stable? As long as it isn't fluctuating, there's really no need to change it, having a stable ph is the most important thing imo. What do u have in there?
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Before you make any changes, is the ph stable? As long as it isn't fluctuating, there's really no need to change it, having a stable ph is the most important thing imo. What do u have in there?
i agree, i have a rather high ph of 8.2 and all of my fish do fine, just keep it stable and the fish wont mind a bit
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Oh and besides all that, baking soda will raise ph not lower it. Yours really isn't that high.
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I have 6 mollies and 5 tetras with 2 java ferns and 2 anubias nanas. Nitrates and nitrites, as well as ammonia are good. The pH is a constant 7.7, which I thought was on the high side. I have read it should be neutral at 7. Fish and plants are all doing well!
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I have 6 mollies and 5 tetras with 2 java ferns and 2 anubias nanas. Nitrates and nitrites, as well as ammonia are good. The pH is a constant 7.7, which I thought was on the high side. I have read it should be neutral at 7. Fish and plants are all doing well!
well thats great! i wouldn't mess with it then. 7.7 is really not that high
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Agreed.
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I guess I am fortunate. I have a 55 gal. tank with live plants. I can't seem to get my ph below 7.2-7.4. Fish are doing great. Do not have real sea shells in the tank! They look great but will raise PH. I use nutafin PH decrease but it doesn;t seem to really lower the PH. It is stable thou and that seems to be the key.
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