My PH is the highest reading on the PH colour chart, and I've been looking to lower it.
First, I did some searching about vinegar and I found a bunch of posts about cleaning, which I hadn't expected. I found posts telling me to test my rocks with vinegar before putting them into the tank. Oops. I never thought of that. My rocks that some of you love so much are limestone and I wondered if they were the cause of my high PH. I took one out and placed it in a pot of vinegar. No bubbles or fizzing. Oh, if you have any hangnails you weren't aware of... vinegar will find them for you!
I found posts telling me never to boil rocks because of an exploding hazard. Oops. I won't do that anymore.
Anyway, I also found posts telling not to use steel wool to clean the tank as it will scratch the glass. Oops. I always do that and i haven't seen any scratches yet.
Now onto my question. I only ask because I'm at least 45 mins from an aquarium pet store. Does anyone here think vinegar could be used as a "PH Down" ?