Soft Water with High PH and Alkalinity

  1. PhatRam32 Initiate Member

    I installed a water softener about 6 months ago and just noticed that my aquarium water has the following readings:

    15 GH ppm (total hardness)

    300 KH ppm (total alkalinity

    8.2 PH

    Is there anyway to bring the PH and alkalinity down a bit? I heard that this can be more difficult than if you water is naturally soft due to the water softener. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Thai Aquarium owner Well Known Member Member

    I would certainly look into getting some assistance from the water softener manufacturer about the media used installation, Etc, as your Ph should not be anywhere near as high as this,
  3. drcarter Initiate Member

    These are close to my city tap water parameters.

    I have had some success with the tetra correct ph tablets and replenish. I also add a little ph down to my water before each WC.

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