ChrisD Posted October 11, 2020 Share Posted October 11, 2020 Should I bother trying to raise my pH? Thoughts and opinions please... Given the params below and the health of my plants and livestock, is it worth trying to raise my pH, to prevent the swing (0.25-0.5), or to improve my tank (if need be)? I was thinking about adding argonite to raise my KH which is essentially 0. But I think it's silly to buy 10-20 lbs of the stuff and I already have some Seachem alkaline buffer. Aquarium: 10 gallon. High lighting. CO2 injection. 1+ years old. Parameters: Temperature: 76 deg F. pH: Before lights on at beginning of day 6.5; After lights out at end of day: 6.0-6.25. Ammonia: 0. Nitrate: 0. Nitite: 0. GH: ~160 ppm. KH: ~0. Ferts: Seachem Flourish. Seachem Excel. Seachem Nitrogen. Plants: Java moss: insane growth. Pennywort: prolific growth. Rotala indica: moderate growth. Ammannia Gracilis: Recently planted but beginning to take off. Livestock: ~20 Cherry shrimp colony- healthy and breeding. 4 Amano shrimp- healthy. 4 Clown killifish: 2 males, 2 females, males healthy, 1 female healthy, 1 a bit under weight. None breeding. 1 Feeder Guppy (rescued at GF's insistance). Happy, go lucky little guy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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