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CRS and old ADA amazonia soil

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I have old ADA amazonia soil in my tank that is now strictly a CRS/CBS tank. Yesterday evening I checked the PH with my digital meter and the PH read in the high 8s. I use RO/DI water and remineralize with Bee-Shrimp Mineral GH+.

Now I know that PH readings with RO/DI water are never accurate, but shouldn't the PH levels in my tank be accurate? I'm stumped.

Also, if the ADA soil is no longer actively buffering the water, can I leave it in there an use something like humic to lower the PH?

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What size tank, it would take a good amount of hummic if your natural pH is higher....

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Looking into peat as well.

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