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Set up a 125 gallon tank 72x18x22 pool filter sand substrate. Heater is set up and good. Filter set up and running. Ph is 7.5
How can I raise and maintain the ph. Thank u
 

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pH=7.5 is good. What are your test results for KH?
 

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If your water from the tap is 7.5 you should be good. Else, add some baking soda to raise it to 8. Check out the Rift Lake Buffer Recipe on this forum. It's an article.
 

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The same topic is being discussed in Malawi. Please reply there.
 

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If KH is zero, I would buffer with baking soda. I use 1tbs per 5 gallons (was about 2/3 of a cup for a 150g).

This brought my pH to 8.2 and KH to 15.
 
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