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Raising Ph in acidic water

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Hey, Is there anything that you can put in your planted tank besides drops or chemicals to raise the Ph to a more alkaline level?? I can't find anything on the web...
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Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is one of the easiest methods, but a better question is why are you messing with your pH? Keep in mind that anything raising your pH will also raise your KH which may or may not be desirable.
I don't have any experience using these myself, but I know crushed coral and limestone can both used to raise the pH in an aquarium. Cichlid tanks generally have alkaline water so if someone else doesn't chime in you may want to look up methods used to raise pH in Cichlid tanks.
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