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    Soft, stable, and acidic water

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    hi, from what i've known and tested by myself, the tap water in singapore is really low in carbonate hardness (KH) and the pH will crash if not properly buffered. to create hard and alkaline water is easy just add in the necessary buffers like coral chips or commercial buffers to increase both pH and kH. However, how can i create soft, acidic water which has a STABLE pH? an example will be to create an evironment of pH 6.0 and kH of 4. Any views, opinions and advice are welcome.

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    Re: Soft, stable, and acidic water

    Use ketapang Leaves, peat moss or Aquasoil Amazonia

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    Re: Soft, stable, and acidic water

    You can add a bag of peat granules in your filter.

    But I don't think you can just add them and forget it, you will need to monitor and remove them once the desired water parameters is achieved.
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    Re: Soft, stable, and acidic water

    hi ahhian

    You can try to throw in pineapple skin to lower and stabilize the water's PH like I did on my 6ft palu.
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    Re: Soft, stable, and acidic water

    wow, eddy, thats something new.
    all i know is pineapple is more on acidic side
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    Re: Soft, stable, and acidic water

    thanks for the suggestions! the pineapple skin is an interesting one maybe i'll try out and see if the pH will be stable. I'll try out the peat granules and Aquasoil Amazonia as well to see which of the methods suit me best. Once again, thanks for the suggestions.

    hian

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