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RE: making water acid - UK



This is probably silly but why couldn't you use seachem's acid buffer then
use the ph up and down to fine tune to what you want.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-apisto@admin.listbox.com
> [mailto:owner-apisto@admin.listbox.com]On Behalf Of John McCrone
> Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 11:47 AM
> To: apisto@majordomo.pobox.com
> Subject: making water acid - UK
>
>
> > This is 31% hydrochloric. Mix one quart of muriatic acid to 3 QUARTS of
> water.
>
> What do UK apisto keepers use to make their water acid - apart from peat?
>
> I've tried asking for muriatic acid in places like Boots and just
> got blank
> looks. Is it called something else in the UK or where is it generally
> available?
>
> I've tried peat - both garden centre and v. expensive Fluval
> aquarium peat.
> Neither did much to pH considering the fuss involved. I now use Hagen pH
> Down - which claims to be sulphuric acid. This works but is also costly
> given 5 bottle lasts just a couple of months. If I build the house
> extension that will let me install a long dreamt about eight foot
> tank, then
> adjusting the water will get very expensive! BTW, I use RO water cut to
> about 1 degree GH and KH yet still it takes hefty squirts of pH
> Down just to
> shoot for a pH of 6.
>
> While I'm talking to UK posters, any tips about good fish shops
> in Southern
> England? For apisto's the best range I've come across are at Ivy Mill
> Aquatics in Godstone. But I was there at the weekend and was rather
> disappointed - about six species and most looking somewhat frazzled. Are
> there any "don't miss" apisto suppliers within reach of the M25?
>
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> from John McCrone - Science Writer
>     mail to: j.mccrone@btinternet.com
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