Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567
Results 91 to 103 of 103

Thread: MAINTAINING HIGH PH LEVELS

  1. #91

    Default

    i read earlier in this thread that you can add baking soda for the cichlids??

    really???

  2. #92
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    4,015

    Default

    Yes. Baking soda will bring the ph to a max of about 8.2. However you need to be careful about bringing the ph up too quickly. What is the ph out of your tap? You should also know kh (carbonate hardness) and GH (general hardenss.).

  3. #93

    Default

    I have no idea of the ph of my tap. How to know? Im a noob in this.

  4. #94

    Default

    Take a sample to your local fish store and have them test it for you.
    The photocontest, like everything else is behind schedule. You get some links back today.

  5. #95
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    26

    Default

    about the baking soda...how much would you add per gal.?

  6. #96

    Default

    It varies depending on your tap water, but general rule of thumb is 1 teaspoon of baking soda per 5 gal bucket and adjust from there.

  7. #97
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    26

    Default

    i just got some new test strips...6 n 1 and here are my readings
    nitrate 20
    nitrite 0
    hardness 25
    chlorine 0
    alkalinity 0
    ph 6.8

    do i need to bring the ph up any?
    or these just fine....

  8. #98

    Default

    RoseBud, what type of fish are you keeping?
    The photocontest, like everything else is behind schedule. You get some links back today.

  9. #99
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    26

    Default

    i have a tiger oscar.

  10. #100

    Default

    Your pH is fine, do you have any wood in the tank? Do not add baking soda.
    The photocontest, like everything else is behind schedule. You get some links back today.

  11. #101
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    26

    Default

    i have no wood..only a big plastic log..and a smalller rock.
    lol..he liked to rearrage the smaller stuff too good, so i removed them.

  12. Default

    Wish I woulda read this before I posted about it. One thing, do I add Epsom and baking soda before or after the ammonia when I begin cycling the tank?

    Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
    Using Tapatalk

  13. Default

    Or can I use API African Mineral Salt, PH Up and API Buffer Max?

    Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
    Using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. maintaining nitrate levels? is it necessary?
    By volgirl4life in forum Your Aquarium: Equipment, Water Chemistry, Maintenance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-05-2011, 09:13 AM
  2. high No3 levels
    By joey612 in forum The Beginner's Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-17-2011, 09:30 AM
  3. ammonia levels high
    By BIG HEART in forum The Beginner's Forum
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 05-28-2011, 06:29 AM
  4. high ammonia levels
    By BIG HEART in forum Your Aquarium: Equipment, Water Chemistry, Maintenance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 11:59 AM
  5. High Amonia Levels
    By karmaboi79 in forum Your Aquarium: Equipment, Water Chemistry, Maintenance
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-06-2004, 10:27 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •