Coral Crushed For Ph? Question

Discussion in 'pH' started by kashbill, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. kashbillNew MemberMember

    i just bought crushed coral yesterday ,plan to use as ph increase method, but it still big like 1cm diameter, should i crushed it more smaller? It is better to put inside the filter or hang on side of aquarium?

  2. qchris87Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah that seems a little big. I put mine in a mesh bag used for ceramics or such and add it to my filter.
  3. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    I put mine in a mesh bag as well. The bag I got was a little rocky fine grain...not sure if that makes sense.

    The ratio I recommend should be 1 cup to 40 gallons. You can do less if you want to increase a little bit. I had a 6.0 pH. One cup brought it to 7.4ish.
  4. kashbillNew MemberMember

    i put 1cup in mesh and put it on side tank yesterday, but this morning still 6.4ph
  5. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Have you tried putting it in the filter? The way I see it is either use it as substrate or put it in the filter do water runs through it and not just around it.

    Try putting into the filter and see if that increases it.
  6. kashbillNew MemberMember

    i see, so i need to remove one part of my canister media.
  7. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    You don’t need to remove something, just squeeze it in a tray. The flow rate may be a little less but you’ll be sure waters flowing through it.
  8. kashbillNew MemberMember

    ok thanks
  9. Mom2someWell Known MemberMember

    If the pieces are to big to fit in your filter - make the coral smaller with a hammer. Quick fix!
  10. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    Coral isn't an instant fix. It takes a while because it has to slowly dissolve. It will keep your PH stable by raising and stabilizing the kh/gh of the water.

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