PhPill

PH Pills – Making them for support of PH – The pH Pill VIDEO VERSION PART I VIDEO VERSION PART II “pH Pills” Made with safe Plaster of Paris, (details provided) Support pH and Carbonate Alkalinity Against Crash – by supporting carbonates.  Well, it’s been interesting preparing the report on the “pH pill”. Some of … Read more

Phosphate Removers Are A Waste of Money

You should be aware that in the normal scheme of things, phosphates cause algae to flourish. As such, phosphates became ‘the enemy’ to marketing weasels who would have you believe that algae are the bane of our existence. Phosphates are not considered overtly harmful to fish in naturally occurring amounts. Phosphate removers will attempt to … Read more

Stable pH Is Easy

Stable pH Is Easy These Days The most common cause of fish illness in the “established” aquarium is a sagging, or even “crashed” pH. This is because literally EVERY biological process in the tank is bringing the pH down. Fish breathe carbon dioxide –> carbonic acid. Plants respire at night –> carbonic acid Decay of … Read more

Stable pH Is Easy These Days

Stable pH Is Easy These Days The most common cause of fish illness in the “established” aquarium is a sagging, or even “crashed” pH. This is because literally EVERY biological process in the tank is bringing the pH down. Fish breathe carbon dioxide –> carbonic acid. Plants respire at night –> carbonic acid Decay of … Read more

“Carbonates” Support pH, But Can Be Exhausted

Carbonate balance is a long subject, but I intend to keep it brief. I will over simplify for greater understanding. As we mentioned before, pH is a measurement of Hydrogen ions in the system. Hydrogen ions can come from the reduction of Ammonia and several other biological processes. We mentioned that in the absence of … Read more

Water Changes for Health, and Ammonia Control

If fish are suffering illness due to any obvious deterioration of water quality, you are well advised to begin a systematic daily changing of 20-40% of the total volume in the system. There are some important points to consider before going out and wholesale changing the water. First, make sure the water change does not … Read more