Jump to content

Söchting Oxydator and high PH


Recommended Posts

How big is your tank? what kind of substrate you're using.

 

Even pH6.8 is not ideal. lower pH6 is better for Bee shrimp.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am using the U.P aquasoil, that guarantees buffering to 6.5 - 7 

 

http://www.up-aqua.com/00-dm-page/00dm_140-aquasand-big.jpg

 

tank is 30 gallons

 

This soil is not the ideal one for CRS.

 

You want the pH around 6.0 for CRS.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am using the U.P aquasoil, that guarantees buffering to 6.5 - 7 

 

http://www.up-aqua.com/00-dm-page/00dm_140-aquasand-big.jpg

 

tank is 30 gallons

 

I use the UP Aqua shrimp sand and it does not buffer at all. That label on the bag says pH of 6.5-7, that is the pH of the material itself, the granules. This does not mean it will buffer the water to a pH of 6.5-7. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gee, I have to respectfully disagree with Rye.  I have the UPAqua shrimp sand in 3 tenners thus far, and not only is the ph in the 6's, but my TB and crs/cbs are breeding fine.  One of my tanks have had the shrimp sand in it for over two years and it still is working well.

 

Having said that, I have heard that it doesn't work for some people, yet I've never had a problem with it.

 

But yea, I use the shrimp sand, and not the soil.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The thing with the Shrimp Sand is my pH was 6.8 with just RO and shrimp sand, added some IAL and alder cones and boom pH stays at 6.2-6.4 always. I tried a controlled experiment with RO and just the sand and it zero effect on the waters pH.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rye, you may be correct.  I don't know the answer.  The one from 2 yrs ago did well into the 6's, and after drying and baking it, storing, and using again is in the low 5's.  The two new ones are in the 6's too.

 

I hope they answer you, because I'm thinking perhaps you got a bad batch?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...