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Re: increasing pH

----- Original Message -----
From: Yvan Alleau <yalleau@coas.oregonstate.edu>
To: <apisto@listbox.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 8:51 PM
Subject: increasing pH

> Hi apisotholics !
> while i've spend my time back in my city in France finding solutions to
> decrease the pH of the water in my tank, i never was confronted to the
> opposite: rising it!
> My tap water here is at pH5 (here at Corvallis, OR) and so is my tank
> pH or lower. Now, due to problem with sex-ratio with some fish fry i would
> like to increase that pH from 5 to 6.
> Do you have any suggestions?
> I thaught at first that adding some calcareous stones or shell or rift
> salt would do the trick by increasing the hardness of my water but than
> eggs would have problem to hatch.
> what is a simple way?
> thanks all for your input.
> A bientot
>  Yvan Alleau
> 712 N.W Kings Blvd
> Corvallis, OR 97330
> College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
> Oregon State University
> office (Burt 222) # 737-3649, to be used wisely!
> yalleau@coas.oregonstate.edu
> "When you're far from everything, you're getting closer to the essential"
I would recomend you to use sodium bicarbonate to increase kH and pH without
increasing dH

Arild Madsen

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