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guys i have malawis and need a high ph i have ocean rock but its still under 7 any advice?? :fish:
 

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Crush coral as gravel will help bring up ph, so will holey rock and maybe you can try the home ph buffer mix thats in the library as well. I would stay away from ph buffers from the stores they can get pretty expensive. You dont have to hit 8 ph mbuna will do just fine at mid 7.5.
 

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Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) doesn't raise pH - it could affect your pH if you have plants though.

1tsp baking soda per 5 gallons, you'll be back at pH of 8.2
Start with 1tsp/20 gallons to slowly raise.. but like someone said, nothing wrong with 7.5

I just prefer 8.2
 

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My PH is 7.6 and my peacock cichlids are doing just fine. But the OP said his is under 7, thats pretty low.

*** never wanted to get the perfect 8.2 but some say you can add crushed coral to your filter too to raise it...but youll probably need a big filter, not really sure. Like everyone said though...raise is slowly.

I have a large piece of driftwood in a rubbermaid container (trying to get the tannins out) and *** been using a&h baking soda to raise it. You can also use soda ash if you have that on hand.
 
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