calafish Posted October 5, 2021 Share Posted October 5, 2021 I am 10 days out in cycling of my new tank and have used Dr. Tim's one and only along with Dr. Tim's ammonia. I have had brief tics up both nitrates nitrates and ammonia, so I believe the cycle has started and I was wondering how important is PH being 7.0 or higher in cycling a new tank. My pH has stuck around 6.4 all this time. I believe it may be due in part to the substrate Fluval Stratum that i used. From what I have read on other forums and on Dr. Tims website, that PH about 7.0 it is vital? Others have commented that fluval stratum has a tendency to keep PH a little lower? Do I need to add some baking soda, to get the PH more neutral? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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