View Full Version : inexpensive way to raise ph?

11-28-2004, 07:25 PM
Apart from store bought solutions, is trhere an easier wasy to do this?

11-28-2004, 07:48 PM
A bag of crushed coral in the filter. There's other, cheaper ways, but I think this would be the safest way of doing it.

11-28-2004, 11:17 PM
Ditto! Listen to Jonah, he's spot on!

11-28-2004, 11:31 PM
i agree...the crushed coral is a no brainer...and I really don't consider it expensive...something like 5# for $2.50??!!...

11-30-2004, 04:14 PM
my wife uses the following formula for her reef:
5 spoons bakingf soda
1 spoon washing soda ( there is a difference)
i forget the formula for spoons per gal. i would mix some, then let sit for a day. she also uses pickling lime for the calcium, and the ph sets about 8.2 - 8.5 afterward. i forget the formula for that as well. ive gotten pretty brave about it. i make up the lime water and just king of dump it in. she used to get mad until her coraline EXPLODED with the ca. perrrrrty.check out some reef sites. ph is utmost to them tanks. 7 bucks buys alot of the stuff too. hope this helps.
oh yea, she starts with ro water, so expirement with the water before its in your glass. let it set for a day then test your results.

12-12-2004, 06:27 PM

12-12-2004, 11:27 PM