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How to slowly lower super high PH

Postby nhager » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:44 am

I’ve got a 55G tank with a PH of 8.8 or whatever api high ph test kit shows. How do I safely bring it down?
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Re: How to slowly lower super high PH

Postby DJRansome » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 am

It is difficult to lower pH. Why do you want to? What is the pH of your tap water?
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Re: How to slowly lower super high PH

Postby ken31cay » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:39 pm

DJRansome wrote:Why do you want to? What is the pH of your tap water?


+1.

If I had a reason to decrease my water pH, I would use Seachem Neutral Regulator which brings the water to pH 7. You'd need to do this slowly over weeks so you don't shock the fish. Any lower than pH 7 then I'd switch to reverse osmosis water.
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Re: How to slowly lower super high PH

Postby Cichlidude » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:12 pm

nhager wrote:I’ve got a 55G tank with a PH of 8.8 or whatever api high ph test kit shows. How do I safely bring it down?

Here is some information to lower pH.

https://aquariumscience.org/index.php/4 ... opping-ph/
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