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Thread: Lowering PH

  1. #1
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    Default Lowering PH

    Hi Guys,

    So far I'm waiting on a new PH and TDS tester. My son liked to play with the old ones.

    But when I tested before my PH was at 7 and I am trying to get my CRS to breed and they are just not happening.

    I will use peat moss and some sort of bag.

    But I have to test it all first.
    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

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    Use aquasoil. Dont use random peat unless you get it from Aquagreen. Temperature needs to be 22 or lower. Tds about 150 or so.

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    Do you have access to rainwater?

    I use 80% rainwater & 20% tap water. You just need to work out the ratio based on your tap water parameters.

    Over the years I have found to be by far the easiest way to obtain my desired Ph and avoid pesky fluctuations. Stability is even more important when dealing with shrimp.
    Whatever

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    Rainwater works really well for getting that low TDS and low pH. The tap water and rainwater split is a great idea because you keep the buffering capacity from the minerals in the tap water, albeit much more dilute.
    Chris -my tank

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    I already use rain water I'm just hoping that the reason my shrimp are not breeding is not the PH.
    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

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