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honda
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)16:34    Post subject: OK pH spike with ro water Reply with quote

Hi I just got done cycling my 72 gallon and I have to use distilled water for my water since my tap is very bad water and when I started my pH was 6.5 now its 7.5 to 8.0 what do you think could of did this I have eco complete for substrate and a couple plants right now so what could this be!!! THANKS
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Minsc
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eco complete will raise both the GH and the KH, especially at first.
If you can, do a couple big water changes, and then don't worry about it any more Very Happy
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honda
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to do a 50% water change tommarow then a 30% to 40% evry 2 weeks will that be okey and will my pH lower after I do the big 50% water change And my KH is 60ppm and my GH is low but I do not know what it is at this moment I will look when I get home. THANKS
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