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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Low KH

My kh is only 1 how can I raise it
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add baking soda, a little bit goes a long way


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http://dataguru.org/misc/aquarium/calKH.asp

this might help you. its what i use. KH of my tap is 1.5 i buffer to 3dKH using 2 teaspoons baking soda.
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Why aren't you satisfied with a KH of 1 dKH? That is enough buffering to avoid unstable pH, and some plants do much better with low KH.

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Hoppy- My ph will go down to 6.0 which i just a little too low for my liking
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What is the problem with a pH of 6? The only fish that might not appreciate that are hard water cichlids. And, plants wouldn't even notice it.

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I have Kh at 1 and my pH is around 5-5.3 in my tank right now and i have around 20 neon's 4 otto's, 6 rummy nose tetra's, and 8 Rasboras. They are all really healthy and i dose high co2.

My pH in the morning is around 5.8


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