CKetchum Posted August 10, 2022 Share Posted August 10, 2022 Tested my 29 gallon tank today, routine monitoring I did not have any concerns. On the Co-op test strips my kH is very low (yellow) and of course my pH is low 6.0 (or less). Zero nitrites, nitrates <10 (added EG), hardness 150 (I have soft water I add Equilibrium ~ 1 monthly for plants). To avoid pH swings and to bump up my pH and kH I am thinking of crushed coral. In the meantime do I dare add a small amount of Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to neutralize acids? 1/4 tsp? I have a medium sponge filter for filtration and a small sponge filter. The small filter I have cycled for just in case I need a hospital or quarantine tank. When I get the crushed coral do I just rinse and add to my tank? 1/2 pound? Thoughts? I have 7 blue conchu tetras, 2 Von Rios (waiting to add more) 1 peacock gudgeon, 1 hillstream loach, mystery snail and ~ 20 juvenile mystery snails (for 2 more weeks). Thank you! 😁 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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