Re: Frustrated As Heck - Urgent!
Since it's this urgent, you can find the necessary chemicals (to balance your aquarium water) at your grocery store or local chemical or pool store. All you need, incase of emergency, is baking soda, calcium chloride, and sulfuric acid.
0.3 ml of sulfuric acid should lower the PH down to 7.5 at a KH of 8 for every 5 gallons of water.
0.89 grams of baking soda should increase your KH by 2 as well as your PH by +0.019 (higher, if your ph is above 7.0) for every 5 gallons of water.
0.7 grams of calcium chloride should increase you GH by 2 for every 5 gallons of water.
I've tried my best in giving the best approximations for each product dose,etc. by comparing the latest chemical calculators on the web (averaging the results).
If your target PH is 7.4 to 7.6, you should target a KH of 4 to 6, and a GH of 6 and above (depending on what kind of fish your keeping). Note: a KH above 2.5 with the GH being higher than the KH will help keep your PH more stable.
Last edited by LabTest57; 06-05-2009 at 22:09.