Rodi - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Pine island MN
Posts: 105
Rodi

Hello! I am using RODI water and filling it into a 55 gallon drum that i am mixing seachem equilibrium for GH alkaline buffer for KH and acid buffer to bring down the PH. So far i have only gotten the water to 4GH 1KH 7.0PH what i want is 4GH 4KH and 6.5PH. I cant seem to get the KH up and keep the PH down.... does anyone know the magic mixture to achieve such a thing?
xFaKx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 08:21 AM
nel
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
nel's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Poland
Posts: 745
Calculator on Seachem site says 176g of equilibrium and 77g of alkaline buffer for 4 GH and 4 KH. For the pH you need 60g of acid buffer, but I prefer to use peat. Just get a small pump and let the water in the drum flow through the peat. From Seachem site: "As Acid Buffer™ lowers pH it converts carbonate alkalinity (KH) into available CO2.", I would understand that it lowers KH too, so you wouldn't like to use it, really.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- 120x48x60 cm

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- 30x30x30 cm + 30x30x20 cm,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- 33x21x22 cm
nel is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome