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Does slate have an effect on PH

Post by myfishforsale on Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:41 pm

Hi All sorry if i have placed this in the wrong section wasn't sure where to put it.

I have currently noticed the ph in my tank isn't as high as i would ideally liked, because of this i will at some point be changing the substrate i am using to something like crushed coral, however i am just wondering whether slate could be a cause of a lower ph.

i have a ph straight from the tap of about 7.5 and my tanks are now only just higher than this.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Re: Does slate have an effect on PH

Post by Alasse on Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:53 pm

I've not known slate to lower PH
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Re: Does slate have an effect on PH

Post by myfishforsale on Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:02 pm

Ah ok thank you Smile Something has seemed to decrease the ph in both my tanks but i can't figure out what, i will be buying some sand stone or something for the minute to buffer up a tank while i put fresh substrate in to another fishless tank and then do the opposite once it is all stable.
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Post by Star on Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:37 pm

I have never know slate lower ph either, have you added or removed anything else from the tanks?

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Re: Does slate have an effect on PH

Post by myfishforsale on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:06 pm

No i haven't added or removed anything in the past month.
this is what has got me some what confussed i must be honest i haven't done a ph test for the past month and when i last checked all were around the 8 mark and i was happy with that.

I will be changing substrates very soon but one take at a time or i will go out and get some new types of rock to buffer it up that way.
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