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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-09-2020, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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Landen Aquasoil low ph

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Just a quick question regarding the ph of the soil. Has anyone ever used Landen Aqusoil? I purchased the soil and set up for cycling, however, every the PH of the water, its at 4.3 ph. I used two ph pen and also use my Apex Controller from my saltwater tank to test it and it still at 4.3 ph.

Could it be that I am cycling the tank with only plants and some dead dwarf shrimp?

could use some advice. Thank you
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I've not used that brand but it's pretty similar to most others in that it keeps a 0 dKH acidic environment by design. 4.3 pH is lower than I've ever experienced, though I'd expect that to level out once it's been a few weeks. Most of these soils recommend a 100% water change after the 1st 24 hours. Are you remineralizing RO water? If not, what are the parameters of your tap?

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Thanks for your input. Yes, this is the first time I used these Aqusoil from Amazon. I usually use controsoil or Fluval for my shrimp tank. I did use RO/DI water to mix with salty shrimp +GH for bee shrimp. It's a 60-gallon cube, so maybe I'll spend the weekend and try to make another 60 gallons of water with salty shrimp +gh to change 100% of the water. Let hope that will maintain the ph at 6.5 or so. I'll keep you guys posted.

Bump: Thanks for your input. Yes, this is the first time I used these Aqusoil from Amazon. I usually use controsoil or Fluval for my shrimp tank. I did use RO/DI water to mix with salty shrimp +GH for bee shrimp. It's a 60-gallon cube, so maybe I'll spend the weekend and try to make another 60 gallons of water with salty shrimp +gh to change 100% of the water. Let hope that will maintain the ph at 6.5 or so. I'll keep you guys posted.
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