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Who needs Sodium Bicarbonate ?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by rthomas, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. rthomas

    rthomas Guru Class Expert

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    Is it true that now we don't to add Sodium Bicarbonate to our planted tank after a WC ? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Yes, some folks do if their KH is low, say less than 2.

    I never bothered and have never seen any adverse effects over many years.
    If you have Rift cichlids etc, then yes.

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    Tom Barr
     
  3. Carissa

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    My KH is 0 out of the tap and I stopped using baking soda about 6 months ago. Plants are doing fine. With a high fish load and a not so efficient filter I have pH crash issues if I don't really keep on top of the gravel vacuuming. Doesn't appear to have any effect on the plants though or even the fish so far for that matter.
     
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