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My ph sits REALLY low, somewhere between 6 and 6.5, hard to tell with the API test. I'm wondering if it would be safe to use the seachem alkaline buffer to bump it up into the 7's? I would really like to keep a few nerite snails but I can't do that with the low ph.

I just have no idea how that would affect my plants...
 

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better to simply use a small amount of baking soda to increase the KH buffer value.
Baking Soda = Arm & Hammer (generic may be OK) but I use A&H.
Using leveled TSP measurements this what I get with it.
1/8 tps/6.6 gallons of water = 1dKH
1/4 tsp/13.1g = 1dKH
1/2 tsp/26 gal = 1dKH so you can figure your volume from there.

2dKH usually tests as 6.8-7pH
3dKH = 7.2-7.4pH
pH readings reported are on RO water w/o CO2 injected.
 
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