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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fish_r_friend, May 5, 2006.

  1. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    What doesthis mean when it says ph netural?
    long story short im reserching for a new tank (55 gallon planted

  2. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    I'm not sure, but I suppose it means that it is inert, pH-wise. In other words: that it does not alter your water's pH (which is a good thing). I don't think the article is trying to say that the gravel "keeps the pH neutral" in your water. However, you may want to wait for someone who knows about these things to confirm whether I am right (or wrong, lol).

  3. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    that was from  

  4. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    I think Isabella is right on. I also think it means it won't alter your ph.
  5. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Your going to get a 55 gallon, SWEET ;D
  6. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    yep hopefully i need to get the money first
  7. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    That could take a while
  8. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    so far my estimate is $500.00 w/o a stand
  9. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    total? whatsafish got his 40long and everything for about 200-250$. Ebay
  10. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    I'm including fish and plant price as well
  11. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    and i cant use ebay parents dont like it
  12. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

  13. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    2watts per gallon no CO2 not sure on reflectors yet and Eco-compleat and sand
  14. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    I am not sure but in chemistry and they consider in nature in general "neutral" is a ph of 7.0. Anything above 7.0 is considered Alkaline or Basic, anything below 7.0 is considered Acidic. Maybe what they are saying is the composition is neither Alkaline or Acidic.

  15. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    I might just lose the sand, make sure you get lots of plants and you might want to consider ferts too.
  16. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    im still thinking i have time to think it all threw
  17. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    Volcanit isn't sand and it contains nutrients so extra fertilizer isn't needed. As it says in the article, it also provides more porous areas for beneficial bacteria to grow, and since we all know that the gravel in an aquarium is one of the prime growth media for the bacteria, it sounds like a really good idea.

  18. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    i know i was thinking of putting sand on top of it if i got it
  19. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    if you do put sand on top you are inviting air pockets to gather underneath and be potentially very dangerous for your fish. It would also negate the benefits of the bacteria growth on the gravel.


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