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Vinegar to control PH?

Posted By: Yvette <yvettefranz@hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002, at 12:42 p.m.

I have been fighting the battle of too-high PH for about 3 years now. I mitigate the problem with driftwood, peat, and scrupulous water changes-- and this is working fine. Always on the lookout for new solutions, I ran across something the other day on Petco.com that I had never heard of:

"You can relieve acidosis by adding one teaspoon of baking soda to every 10 gallons of tank water. To treat alkalosis, slowly add white vinegar to the water. Either way, you'll need to check the pH every 30 to 60 minutes to avoid overcompensating. "

Has anyone else ever heard of this? The baking soda I don't have a problem with, but vinegar?
Has anyone tried this? Thoughts?

 

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