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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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shrimp substrate

I know people like to use ADA amazonia but I currently have Ada malaya and it's supposed to drop the pH lower than most other ADA aquasoil but my pH is constantly 7.6+ when I use RO/DI of pH 6.2
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 03:12 AM
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what are your water parameter? KH?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 04:07 AM
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No Malaya does not do as good as Amazonia or the other Africana. Africana takes it down the lowest

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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I've read many sites saying that Malaya is the lowest pH ~ 5.5 whereas amazonia is 5.9.

kH is 2
GH is 4

I dont know how to lower kH

TDS is 93 atm
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