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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help with water ph.

I am problems with my aquarium water haveing a too high ph.Right now my ph is reading 7.4 ppm and i would like it to be at 7.0ppm.My gh is at 13.Another thing i have live aquarium plants and I was injecting co2 into the aquarum but my co2 regulater stopped working and that was lower the ph but now it went back up.Is there anything that i can do to lower the ph instead of useing co2?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 11:15 PM
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What is the PH of your tap water? If it is also 7.4 or there abouts then you know the C02 that you were adding lowered it to 7.0.
Why do you want it to be 7.0? You need to look at your C02 regulator and see why it is not working, check to make sure your tank is not empty, etc.
7.0 is neutral which is not a problem for plants. The problem is C02, Light, Ferts, etc.
Also, it is better to deal with your current water conditions rather than chase your water trying to change it. Your fish would suffer if you had to continue adding chemicals to change it.

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