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How much baking soda do i use?

How much backing soda do I use to raise my pH between 7-8. This is a ten gallon planted tank. That has Diy Co2. I have some olive nerites that are just starting to get some white spots on there shell's. I feed them Hikari algae wafers. Which is loaded with calcium
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What is your PH now? Are you injecting CO2?


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https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/re...2Frexgrigg.com

Water chemistry section will help ya out.
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Hi

What is your PH now? Are you injecting CO2?

My ph is 6.4

And I did say I was adding Diy Co2 into my hang on back filter.

I would actually like to closer to a Ph of 7.5-7.6
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add a little test add a little test every tank and water is diffrent so nobody can tell you exactly. just make sure you add a little i add a pinch like 1/4 teaspoon to a gallon of water and use it for my water changes i have a 12 gallon tank so all i need is a very little.
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1 teaspoon of baking soda will raise 50 liters of water 4 degrees.
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That link is so bad.

Try this. Enter 13 gallon of water and a 4 degree change. It then tells you that you need 2.88 teaspoons of baking soda.

And then it says....

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based on adding 1 t baking soda in 50 liters of water to raise KH by 4 dh
I guess they don't know that 13 gallons is pretty much the same as 50 liters.

And what I really hate is someone that DOESN'T have a way to contact them on their web site.

They put out totally incorrect info and are so damn smug they don't have any way to be corrected.
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That link is so bad.

Try this. Enter 13 gallon of water and a 4 degree change. It then tells you that you need 2.88 teaspoons of baking soda.

And then it says....



I guess they don't know that 13 gallons is pretty much the same as 50 liters.

And what I really hate is someone that DOESN'T have a way to contact them on their web site.

They put out totally incorrect info and are so damn smug they don't have any way to be corrected.
Wow...thanks for the info Rex!!
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Hi

Thanks for all the replies but just one more question. Do I add the baking soda once a week right after I do my water change or will I have to add it more often then that?
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Just once after your weekly water change.
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The one I ran across and saved was 1 tsp per 30 gallons raises the water 1 degree kh.

I generally only add when I change the water, but have found that with wood that's new enough to still be leaching tannins, I have to had between water changes (the tannins acidfy the water).
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