so im turning my 4ft tropical into a african tank, ive got a 3ft african tank so i know how it all works, just they are out growing the 3ft so im putting them in the 4ft. only problem is my 4ft is set up as a tropical atm and its ph is at a 6.5, so what would be the best way to raise it to a 8, WITHOUT the use of chemicals?
i was thinking throw a 5kg bag of crushed coral and around 40kg or play sand?
would that work? or would i need more crushed coral, i have plenty of time so it doesnt need to rise too fast. just needs to get there and stay there...
also would it be okay if i left the drift wood in there or should i take it out, because ive read that it lowers the ph....
thanks for your help, its greatly appreciated