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stvloh 01-04-2011 07:59 PM

Using Vinegar to lower pH, but....
 
My 522 tank pH is 7.7 for the past few months after I washed the media in the sump was pH 6.5 before. Trying to use vinegar to lower it but found that after a few hours the pG will bounce back to 7.7 again, can any experts here can advice the right ways to lower pH by using vinegar?

acc 01-04-2011 08:12 PM

Hmm what fish are you keeping that require you to lower the PH? Wouldn't it make water changes difficult and risky? :)

PNT Guy 01-04-2011 08:17 PM

Using vinegar is a v short term solution the effects usually lasts only 1-2days max.

But the most important question have u calibrated your pH meter? If yes. N if you have any cc or os in your tank remove them bit by bit to lower your pH slowly. Hope it helps.

Jackal 01-04-2011 08:36 PM

use vinegar canot substain.

use peat instead and buy a few packs depend on tank size.

sometime for maintenance or washing media i may use the ocean free " Pure Liquid" to activate the bacteria. Once working it may drop for PH for my case or stablise.

PNT Guy 01-04-2011 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackal (Post 8360181)
use vinegar canot substain.

use peat instead and buy a few packs depend on tank size.

sometime for maintenance or washing media i may use the ocean free " Pure Liquid" to activate the bacteria. Once working it may drop for PH for my case or stablise.

OPFL provides surface area for the bbs only. Should get ocean free super battle bacteria 8000/10000. For adding bbs in to the system.

starfish13 01-04-2011 09:27 PM

im not an expert, but you could look into increasing kH (carbonate hardness) by adding coral chip/ crushed coral powder. This builds the buffering ability of your water parameters which would result in lesser pH changes.

source: read from internet previously


hope it helps!

hanks9800 01-04-2011 09:58 PM

I have this problem before. Just remove some of your coral chips or oyster shells will suffice.

some_1s 03-04-2011 10:46 PM

just remove all your coral chips or oyster shells or u can add some vocano rock

deslim 05-04-2011 12:44 AM

i tot high PH is good,
if keeping aro?

sorry i not sure whether u r keeping aro..


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