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Old 12-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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ADA is supposed to lower pH. Don't use ADA if you don't want a low pH.

With that said, why are you trying to raise it? Most plants/fish will do fine in the 6pH tank. And bacteria don't stop producing in less that 6.8pH. They may slow down but they still take a hold. I use Netlea soil which lowers my water to 5 to 5.5pH, 6pH if I use tap water and I have cycled all my tanks and don't have a problem with fish in it.
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