Thread: how do you Raise the PH?
07-14-2008, 09:08 PM #1
how do you Raise the PH?
can someone share some methods to raise the PH in my Mbuna Tank ?
i read about using baking soda, How much should I Use(per 10 gallons)
Last edited by kaianuanu; 07-14-2008 at 09:13 PM.
07-14-2008, 09:14 PM #2
You could put sea shells or crushed coral in your tank.
07-14-2008, 09:17 PM #3
what is your ph?and how big is your tank?
07-14-2008, 09:24 PM #4
i don't have a test kit but it's a ten gallon(any day now i will move them into my 55g whickh has 1-1.5" of florida crushed coral in it) and when i returned a dead fish(with a water sample) to my lfs they said the PH was too lower than desireable(but still ok) for malawis. i might be able to got to my lfs and ask for an accurate reading of my PH value and eventually get a test kit(hopefully sometime soon).
Last edited by kaianuanu; 07-14-2008 at 09:28 PM.
07-14-2008, 09:26 PM #5
Dont even attempt a ph change without a quality liquid test kit,forget the dip strips.
07-14-2008, 09:28 PM #6
if it still ok, then why do you even want to change it?
maybe find a way to increase a little bit,
07-14-2008, 10:02 PM #7
I use Seachem Buffer in my tank, and it seems to be doing fine. I have to use it because i have driftwood in my tank, and it will naturally lower the PH.
Get a liquid test kit ASAP. Your fishes lives depend on it!55 - 16 Malawi Chiclids, 3 Zebra Dainos, one Decorus, two Yo Yo's
10 - 1 male betta, 1 Striped Raphael, 4 Cory Cats, 4 Ottos, 1 ghost shrimp, 1 Bristlenose
29 - Lionhead goldfish, 3 Fancy Goldfish, Common pleco
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07-15-2008, 02:16 AM #8
I wouldn't touch it if it's bearable. I tested my tap water first and then got fish that was suitable for it - that way eliminating any water hanky-panky. With sufficient water changes, my water is always like my tap water chemistrywise :)37G - 1 adult male Convict and ~40 of its babies, Java Fern, different Crypts, Anubias Nana and Balansae crypt. Eq't:AC-50, AC-30, Whisper 40 air pump, 150W Visi-Therm heater, 36W Coralife lights :)