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Just wondering as I am about to add some driftwood which will possibly lower my pH but will deffinately make the water softer and I was thinking should I add some crushed coral aswell to keep things steady? I don't want my pH to really change and water gH is around 8, the driftwood is proper probably 100's of years old from the creek (dad got in canoeing one day). I just don't want to harm my fish with a pH drop and thought adding a lil buffer would counter to driftwood.

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Make sure you thoroughly boil and clean and sun dry the wood if it was found in some river.

Besides that I cant reccomend much, only that it would need to be a large bit of driftwood to substantially change the PH.

Adding 7 LARGE bits of drift wood to my tank only dropped the PH by .2

hope that helps any.

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lol, about oooh... 3... 2... 1... still got snials? no? hehe

Lol what? I did some fluke treatment pretty sure it killed the snail, lost track of it and it hasn't resurfaced yet so guessing it's dead hopefully. Fish seem a lot happier for the wood which is great, my peppermint bn comes out a lot more now because the wood is at the front he used to hide behind a rock all the time :(.

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