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Old 03-26-2012, 15:02
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Re: DI Water Question

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Old 03-26-2012, 15:52
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Old 03-27-2012, 14:25
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Re: DI Water Question

I just did a test with 5g of DI water treated with Electro-Right (ph Adjuster doesn't work) @ 1/4 tsp intervals and found that I needed 1 level teaspoon of Neutral Regulator to get to neutral pH (7.0).
Directions say 1 level tsp for 10-20g (in tank).

Does the 1 tsp,/5g DI water seem correct as I have found?

(Since I'm doing 10g water changes in a 60g tank, I think even if this is a bit off, it will not be a problem).

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Old 03-27-2012, 15:53
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Re: DI Water Question

Hi Mike,

It is not alarming to me that it took you 1 teaspoon of Neutral Regulator to bring 5 gallons to 7.0. The dose can differ based upon beginning pH and alkalinity and the existing buffering capacity of the water. This is why the instructions are somewhat vague (1 teaspoon for every 10-20 gallons). For example in water that already relies on phosphates as the main buffering agent, it will generally take less buffer to adjust the pH. However, if water has more carbonates or bicarbonates, then more buffer is needed to overcome those things, so that the phosphates in Neutral Regulator can take over.

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Old 03-27-2012, 16:08
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