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    any natural ways to make water more acidic ?

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    anyone knows any natural way to make water more acidic ?

    thanks in advance

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    ketapang leaves
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    Peat might do the trick
    The role of master and servant begin to cloud in the water..

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    Coral chips would lower ph.

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    As mentioned, Peat, ketapang leaves, and lava rocks or chips, presence of driftwood, decaying leaves or fauna (not recommended of cause). Actually most organic things will make water acidic when they break down, like the waste of fauna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaculture View Post
    Coral chips would lower ph.
    Coral chip will increase pH and harden the water. People use coral chips or coral rocks to achieve pH8+ for Sulawesi shrimp tank.

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    erm.. i thought coral chips raises pH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    ketapang leaves
    but it makes the water so yucky brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3nlim View Post
    Peat might do the trick
    sorry for dumb question ... whats that ?

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    other bros have discussed this before.

    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...highlight=peat

    you might want to try the peat granules they talk about?

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    Few methods:

    1. CO2 Injection - Lowers pH but unreliable as CO2 levels flucuate

    2. Ketapang Leaves - Tannins will colour water brown

    3. Peat - Same thing as Ketapang, will leak tannins. Several forms available: granules, peat moss, in a filter bag, etc

    4. Blackwater Extract - Basically the concentrated "juice" from soaking peat in water

    5. Inorganic acids - Stuff like HCl, H2SO4, etc. Example of aquarium safe product would be Seachem's Acid Buffer.
    Last edited by Laconic; 4th Dec 2008 at 17:42.
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    Really interesting... Thanks for sharing
    Now i know the best natural ways can just pick KTP
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    wow man , you are very hardworking i must say ... thank you for sharing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2sign View Post
    Coral chip will increase pH and harden the water. People use coral chips or coral rocks to achieve pH8+ for Sulawesi shrimp tank.
    Oh ya.... thanks for highlighting my mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    ketapang leaves
    I was told that K leaves soften water, but not necessarily lower ph.
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    Thumbs down

    TRy before cocnut huts?

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    coconut husk? Do you mean that?
    Cheers,
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    any idea sera super peat stains water?

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    peat will make water more acidic

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