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Old 03-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Question Increase alkalinity/buffering capacity with baking soda?

Does anyone have experience using baking soda in order to increase the total alkalinity? Any information about how to raise the alkalinity/buffering capacity would be great. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #2 
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What pH is your water testing at? Chemically changing the pH can make a ton more work for you when doing water changes.

I haven't used baking soda.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #3 
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The pH tested at 6.8 and the Alkalinity at 80.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #4 
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I'm curious as to this as well.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #5 
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I have no idea what ur asking!?
But all I know is that Betta's adjust to ur water's ph and playing with it is bad!
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #6 
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I think the question is what people use when the PH is too high or low, one way or the other. It seems some people do nothing as it may be a pain to fool around with, and maybe others use home remedies or other PH changers. I think the question is does anyone use baking soda when the PH is too acidic.

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Old 03-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #7 
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Using ph adjusters isn't a good idea. Ph fluctuations aren't good for fish.
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