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Old 07-08-2010, 17:33
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Re: Purigen during Cycling process

If you are aiming for a neutral pH, then I would go with the Neutral Regulator. Neutral Regulator is a phosphate-based buffer that will bring pH to 7.0 from above or below (I know you're trying to bring it up), and it will also hold that pH very stable. People who are keeping live plants generally want to steer clear of phosphate-based buffers, since excess phosphates can encourage algae growth, this the previous question about what type of tank you have.

Another benefit of Neutral Regulator is that it will fully condition your water as well as serving as a buffer, and you will therefore not need to use the Prime in conjunction with it. Because you're not keeping live plants, I also don't really see a need to use RO water for pH control, as simply using Neutral Regulator should suffice for your water conditioning and buffering needs. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-08-2010, 18:26
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Re: Purigen during Cycling process

I'm just trying to get it up to neutral or around 7.2

Right now it is still very low between 5.8 - 6.0

Is is bad for my fish if it stays that low?

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Old 07-09-2010, 10:28
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Re: Purigen during Cycling process

You are welcome!

As long as the pH is remaining stable, I think your fish should be fine. When you start to adjust your pH, I would recommend doing it slowly. We do not recommend moving the pH more than 1/2 a unit in one day.
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