How do I.... Question

Discussion in 'pH' started by Camacho, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. C

    Camacho Valued Member Member

    how do i raise my PH level in my tank naturally? my ph dropped to 6.0 i would love to raise it back up to 7.0-7.5 is there away with out using chems? thanks:;flake
     
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    find some crushed coral seashells, limestone rocks/slate, or use some ecco complete for cichlids mixed in your gravel..
     
  3. OP
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    C

    Camacho Valued Member Member

    awsome and does it matter how much or how little i use? also is this something i can find at petco or petsmart? and should i clean/ rince it befor adding it to my tank?
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    its all trial and error.what is the ph of your tap water? size tank? if its the 55g, id go with half of a bag of ecco complete to start off...they come in 20lb bags..heres a link to see one  
     
  5. OP
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    C

    Camacho Valued Member Member

    6.0 outta tap and a 55 gal and a 20 gal
     
  6. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    ya id definitely go with the ecco complete then...it stablizes well and doesnt work too fast....i pay $20 for a 20lb bag at my LFS....
     
  7. OP
    OP
    C

    Camacho Valued Member Member

    who do u use as an LFS? do u think petco or petsmart would carry eco complete
     
  8. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    they should....if not, ask them to order you some!!

    I have a few in raymond ...little critters and believe it or not, ace hardware/ben franklin LOL
     
  9. OP
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    C

    Camacho Valued Member Member

    thats crazy lol ace hardware
     




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