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Raising pH Question

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I have a tank with a pH of about 6.2 and feel that that's really low for my fish. How you guys keep your pH to a more normal standard if you're using CO2 and you keep your surface turbulence to a minimum to keep that CO2 in the water? Also, other than from the plants, how do your fish get oxygen without that water turbulence? My plants seem to not mind the low pH and soft water, but my fish seem to not be that active.


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Add baking soda. That will also raise the kH.
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Hey,

I have a tank with a pH of about 6.2 and feel that that's really low for my fish. How you guys keep your pH to a more normal standard if you're using CO2 and you keep your surface turbulence to a minimum to keep that CO2 in the water? Also, other than from the plants, how do your fish get oxygen without that water turbulence? My plants seem to not mind the low pH and soft water, but my fish seem to not be that active.

I run at 6.1 and my fish seem normal. I have not lost one in over a year.

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Okay, I'll try the baking soda idea. Any idea of how often to add or should I just test every few days to keep up on it?

By the way, how often does anyone check their water parameters?


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i never test my water havent tested in over a year now i just look at my plants and fish lol
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