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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Which substrate that doesn't change PH?

Hi,

My PH is pretty low right now.. 6.3, so I don't need any substrate that further lower the PH. I know that Ada Aquasoil lowered PH so I don't think that will work. I'm looking at aquariumplants.com substrate atm, anyone know if this substrate changes the water PH?

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AS and Stratum buffer slightly but you won't see much of a change, in my Stratum Nano the ph dropped from 7 to 6.8 and the kH & gH dropped a degree as well. Ap.com, Flourite, and Akadama are all clay soils with the first 2 being baked and the third is a volcanic clay and much softer but I don't think any of these will disturb the water parameters at all and they will all be fine. AP.com is most likely the best deal out there for a baked clay.


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Cool.. thanks. I guess I'll get some ap for my tank.. the price is decent, especially w/ shipping.


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