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addding baking soda to your fish water ???

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if i remember corectly if your ph is 6 and you want to achive a ph of 7 you ad baking soda but i dont remember the ratio ie litrs of water to bicarb its a small amount and be carefull

its not good to change your ph too quick last time i did it over a few days .

get the corect amount/equasions befor you try it

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my searching on google revealed that adding baking soda raises the Ph of your tank.

I would probably just stick to API's Ph up or something similar that was designed for aquarium use. but its up to you :)

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sorry mate, wasn't ment to offend :)

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=54120

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/water ... athcph.htm

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/ ... 4/chem.htm

^^^ some links i stole, the last ones a bit of a read but has some interesting info in it.

but i would still recommend that you stick with a product that was designed for aquarium use.

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baking soda is the main ingredient in ph up that and soda ash and a couple other unimportant items i cant remember off hand

to make ya own ph up 3 parts baking soda to 1 part soda ash

but as was mentioned earlier do it very slowly

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It is used in marine aquariums as cheaper way to increase the ph.

However in marine you have to also consider your water hardness and salt content.

You run risks if you raise one and do not keep them all in sync at acceptable levels.

We also use builders lime, damprid and even some of the swimming pool chemicals (all for difference purposes of controlling chemical levels) :)

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Ive used it, it doesnt seem to do any harm,its the old school way of buffering water, its never done any of my fish any harm, i dont know any ratios you just have to try and see what you come up with,but i think its in most powder based buffers anyway, i mainly use it on my 6fter that has oscars and feather fins in, when the ph gets a bit too low for the feather fins it buffers the water good, so its an emergency thing for me.

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Yeah it does buffer the ph up but that is all it does. There is a lot more than just ph buffering to align your tanks water parameters right. You up the ph but not the kh ph will crash so you do it again and it crashes again. the continuous adjusting of the ph stresses the fish then disease takes hold.

Admittedly I used alot of baking soda over the last few years, but now I only use properly mixed aquarium buffers they actually have alot more than this as the better brands also add minerals and other chemicals(for want of a better word) that is not in our tap water, that fish need.

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my searching on google revealed that adding baking soda raises the Ph of your tank.

I would probably just stick to API's Ph up or something similar that was designed for aquarium use. but its up to you :)

:lol: Sorry, I mean the Aquarium Baking Soda is so much better than the supermarket baking soda.

Here is a handy link...

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/buffer_recipe.php

I used to use the recipe all the time. Just a note, always do a water change when raising your ph. If your ph is low, the Ammonium in your water will change to toxic Ammonia, when the ph rises.

Frenchy :sheep:

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