SugarBassJoe Posted December 23, 2022 Share Posted December 23, 2022 I've been having trouble raising the Ph in three of my tanks, they are the three longest running tanks if that can help, The oldest being a year, the youngest being 3 months. Water out of the tap reads: Nitrate-0ppm Nitrite-0pm GH-300ppm+(maxes out the strip) KH-Between 80-120ppm Ph-8.0 But now the tanks sit around: Nitrate-25ppm Nitrite-0ppm GH-300ppm KH-0ppm PH-6.5 I'm trying not to overdo the water changes, I would normally do around a 1/4 of each tank every week, if needed that is, they were really stable for a while, the guppy tank was the first to start dropping, I figured it was due to the extra bio load from the all the fry coming in every month. I increased the water changes to twice a week, 1/4 of the tank at a time, feel like I made a mistake last week doing a 40% change, had a big bacteria bloom. I've been running crushed coral in a hang on back for a couple months to increase the KH, but now I'm still reading 0ppm KH. After each water change ill increase the KH to about 80ppm and raise the PH to 6.8, but the next day it'll go back to reading KH-0ppm and PH-6.5. Same story for the other two, but I don't do the extra water changes or run crushed coral in them. I've been considering using Seachem neutral PH and Alkaline Buffer, but I'm weary since my tap water reads the way it does, I don't want to overload the water with extra stuff if I don't have to, but my current methods seem unsuccessful for now. Hoping someone can steer me in the right direction, thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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