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How to raise PH?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by Khaleah, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Khaleah

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    Ok sounds like a game plan. I will drain my tank tonight and start from the ground up :) I will take some reading once I'm done
     
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    You just did.... :)

    If you mean a thread, go to the forum of your desire and use the Post New Thread icon...
     
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    Ok results

    1/13/18 100% wc.
    PH 7.6
    AMMONIA 1
    NITRITE 0
    NITRATE 0
    GH 5
    KH 5

    1/14/18

    BASE LINE ( Water set out same time as water change)

    PH 7.2
    PH HIGH 7.4
    AMMONIA 0
    NITRITE 0
    NITRATE 0
    GH 5
    KH 4

    TANK ( added ammonia last night)
    PH 6.8
    PH high N/A
    AMMONIA 2 (looks in between 2 & 4)
    NITRITE 0
    NITRATE 0
    GH 5
    KH 5

    Found 3 rocks in the pot of my plant durring my water change

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    I like your approach...following. Are you keeping a log of all your tests?

    Mark
     
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    Day 3

    Base line water
    PH 7.2
    High PH 7.4
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0
    GH 5
    KH 3

    Tank
    PH 6.8
    High PH N/A
    Ammonia 3-4
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0-5 starting to change color
    GH 5
    KH 3

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    Looking good! I am ok with 6.8 pH during cycling, hopefully it will not drop to unreadable levels again though. If it remains like this I think you're gonna be fine. Keep up the good experimenting. :) How long do you have the lights on btw? And how is the plants looking now?
     
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    Lights are on about 15 hours. Plant is looking a little better now that it is floating, since I took the rocks out. I've been debating on getting a different light in there to help the plant out

    Fingers crossed my PH stays like this. I would really like to put fish back in there at some point lol. I went and got those silly floating jellyfish so it at least has something in there to look at.
     
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    That is a long photoperiod. No more than 8 hrs is typical, 6 is a better starting point especially with only 1 plant.

    What was Tuesday's results? This tank's been on my mind. :)
     
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    I ment to post this last night. My photo doesn't do much justice to my Nitrate. but it is darker yesterday compared to the day before

    PH 6.8
    ammonia 4
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 5
    GH 5
    KH 3

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    Looking good!
     

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