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liferuiner055
01/14/2008, 10:21 PM
has anyone heard of adding baking soda to a tank to raise the ph?
if so how much do think is a proper dosage

Billybeau1
01/14/2008, 10:30 PM
The problem with using baking soda to raise pH is it also raises alkalinity. And if you bake the baking soda, it will raise pH even more.

Unfortunately, the rise in pH is usually short lived if CO2 is excessive in the home.

This article explains

Low pH: Causes and Cures
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rhf/index.htm

liferuiner055
01/14/2008, 10:39 PM
wait i was reading something. what is the difference between alk. and ph. They act together and kinda have the same prodcut, but they arent the same? i dont quite understand.

Billybeau1
01/14/2008, 10:46 PM
Another read. :D

A simplified guide between the relationship of calcium, alkalinity, magnesium and pH.

This is a good one. Print it out for your customers.

:)

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-06/rhf/index.php

liferuiner055
01/14/2008, 11:00 PM
thanks for the articles. they're very informative. so much to know about this hobby, and being only 17 i wonder if i'll ever fully understand it. haha

Billybeau1
01/14/2008, 11:20 PM
You will. Just takes some time, like everything else.

When you've been here as long as Boomer, you'll think of this as second nature. :blown:

jdieck
01/14/2008, 11:49 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11602918#post11602918 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Billybeau1
You will. Just takes some time, like everything else.

When you've been here as long as Boomer, you'll think of this as second nature. :blown:
No one, absolutely no one has been or will ever be here longer than Boom..... :p

Billybeau1
01/15/2008, 12:02 AM
:lol:

Hi Jose :wavehand: