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Old 09-17-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-17-2013, 03:12 AM   #2
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what are your water parameter? KH?
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:07 AM   #3
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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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I've read many sites saying that Malaya is the lowest pH ~ 5.5 whereas amazonia is 5.9. http://www.aquabotanic.com/?p=1110

kH is 2
GH is 4

I dont know how to lower kH

TDS is 93 atm
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