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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering PH-Excel

Question for those o fyou who understand the chemistry much better than I---

Will the addition of Excel help to lower PH in an unplanted tank? I thought that since the addition of CO2 in a planted tank helps to lower ph and Excel is an alternative for a lightly planted low light tank, I wonder whether it can lower the PH of my new set-up. All other parameters are perfect but my Severum is still stuck in his too small tank across the room because the ph is 8.3

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 02:28 PM
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the reason co2 lowers pH is from the carbonic acids in it.

Excel is merely a disolved organic solution without all the acids. I have never personally seen any effect on pH from using it.

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Why is the pH in one tank 8.3 and not in the other tank?
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