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Question about Plant substrate & PH/GH/KH

I've recently bought Flora Base and noticed that it has lowered my pH as low as 6.4 Is there any other plant substrate that will NOT lower the pH/GH/KH? I need to keep pH above 7.2

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Flourite doesn't affect pH. Nor does Eco-Complete.
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which one is better?

Thanks for helping!
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Which color do you prefer?

Flourite is a red, brown, black, orange mix and Eco-Complete is a dark gray/black. Also Flourite needs to be washed and Eco-Complete doesn't.
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I've recently bought Flora Base and noticed that it has lowered my pH as low as 6.4 Is there any other plant substrate that will NOT lower the pH/GH/KH? I need to keep pH above 7.2

Thanks in advance

Chris
Onyx sand will keep your ph up if the water conditions are right. Refer to Seachem's website for more info.
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