Thread: acidic water
02-24-2008, 02:16 AM #1
grr....i have a half filled 10G with low ph levels. im talking LOW.
i add 2-3 drops of ph+ once a day...and so far, no changes. (its been 3-4 days now)
i have a good sized peice of wood in it..is that causeing it???
i have been testing the water so much that my PH tester is out
im really fustrated, would like some advise..
thanks!!!!I Suffer From MTS
02-24-2008, 02:18 AM #2
Driftwood does lower PH....why not take it out do a water change and retest the next day or so
02-24-2008, 02:19 AM #3
driftwood lowers it, but only by 1-2 points
02-24-2008, 02:20 AM #4
Oh yea.....have you tested your tap water?
02-24-2008, 02:21 AM #5
thats a good idea...lol
boy do i feel...off!
il do a tiny water change...
thanksI Suffer From MTS
02-24-2008, 02:26 AM #6
Test your tap water first. The driftwood will bring it down a little in that small of tank... You can use crushed coral or shells to pull it back up.... Did you cure the driftwood????75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
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02-24-2008, 03:27 AM #7
How low is it? Sometimes its best to just leave the pH as it is.CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.
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02-24-2008, 03:51 AM #8
yeah, only if its under 6 would i worry
02-24-2008, 11:17 AM #9
What is your KH. You probably need to buffer your water because you have very low KH. Baking soda works as a great buffer. A million times better that PH+.Michael
02-24-2008, 08:19 PM #10
ok, my tap water is 7.0
my KH is <0.3 mg/l
how much baking soda should i try?
(and i did cure the wood)I Suffer From MTS