It is the swing I’m worried about. Not the end values.
Yes my parameters are perfect otherwise. This thread is about how the swing can be minimized, not ideal parameters for tangerine tigers.
Responded too quickly. Perhaps I haven’t made the issue clear. I know what ideal parameters are and I’m not chasing a resulting ph number. My substrate buffers to 6.4 regardless of what I do. If I dump 7.6 water in there, the substrate will react with the kh and buffer the ph down more than a point. That “swing” is hard on shrimp in particular. My goal is to match the ph of the water going in to the ph that the substrate will take it to in order to reduce that “ph swing.” If anyone has experience with that or comments on the strategy, that would be great. Thanks.
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