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artursm15
07/07/2017, 11:02 AM
Hello guys today bought baking soda want to start dosing my alk finally
But wondering should i bake in oven this soda or this on i can use straight away by mixing with water !??

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Ron Reefman
07/07/2017, 12:15 PM
Why do you want to bake it?

That makes it soda ash and will raise the pH in your tank a tiny amount and the increase is quite temporary. Just use it as is.

artursm15
07/07/2017, 12:51 PM
My ph is pretty low right now 7.8 that why was thinking..Why do you want to bake it?

That makes it soda ash and will raise the pH in your tank a tiny amount and the increase is quite temporary. Just use it as is.

heathlindner25
07/07/2017, 01:04 PM
I bake mine

madweazl
07/07/2017, 01:07 PM
Why do you want to bake it?

That makes it soda ash and will raise the pH in your tank a tiny amount and the increase is quite temporary. Just use it as is.

One raises is slightly and the other drops it slightly. Pick your poison. Most are better off raising it slightly in the warmer months since the windows are more likely to be shut causing the pH to drop a bit anyways.

artursm15
07/07/2017, 01:19 PM
Why poison :O ? One raises is slightly and the other drops it slightly. Pick your poison. Most are better off raising it slightly in the warmer months since the windows are more likely to be shut causing the pH to drop a bit anyways.

heathlindner25
07/07/2017, 01:23 PM
It's an expression .

madweazl
07/07/2017, 01:29 PM
Why poison :O ?

My bad, not a poison just a figure of speech like mentioned above.

CAPT_Dave
07/07/2017, 02:30 PM
Read this. I bake mine because it raises my pH (cronicly low) and because you use less of it each day resulting in less work.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/


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