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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.10.27(Thu)10:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Stop using the pH changing chemicals as these will kill mosses and switch to RO + buffers.


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I agree
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melsonlopez
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PostPosted: 2011.10.27(Thu)23:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only way I can bring the pH down from 8.2 to 6.8 is by chemicals. I tried many other things...dint work.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.10.28(Fri)2:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

RO water or deionised water will work.
You could try 2 part RO to one part tap. Just use dechorinator for the tap part.

What test kit are you using & what is KH out of the tap & in the tank?
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melsonlopez
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PostPosted: 2011.10.28(Fri)5:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry guys....RO water is out of the question for me. as it is quite expensive for me to install it. KH I have no idea.

What I did was I removed everything from the tank....like gravel plants ....only kept the stone which is connected to the oxygen, after two days the pH droped below 6.. so I just cannot understand whats goin wrong . there is nothin else in the tank that could effect the change. except a moss ball.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.10.28(Fri)16:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy RO water by the gallon very cheaply.
KH testing is important whenever you plan to change pH.

Please try this. Take a sample of tap water and test pH and then test again after 12 or more hours.
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