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    I bought some of the PH decrease today from Petsmart because my PH is way too high (7.5)
    I called the woman at the 800 number on the bottle and she said it is sulfate based and all PH decreasers are acid based.

    Would this be harmful for Crystal Red Shrimp? I already know there are other ways to lower PH (Indian Almond Leaf, C02 etc.) I was curious on feedback on this type of way to lower PH if it is safe or not. Thanks

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    anyone? PH decrease safe or not safe?

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    You would be beter off using another method such as RO water. The Ph decreaser is probably phosphoric acid and will cause your phophate levels to go through the roof.

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    They said it contains no Phospates

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    Unless you know exactly how these pH buffers work, I'd avoid using. Personally, I'm in favor of using more natural methods: RO water, peat, etc.

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    I agree. Most buffers in general (even without any phosphates) are very unstable. In addition, it increase the TDS in your water and hence will make your water unsafe for invertebrates. Using the most simple method such as R/O or peat will be perfect.

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    Glad I saved the receipt, thanks guys and gals! (in case any gals posted)

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    The ph down is most likely sulfuric acid

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    yes the woman said it is sulfite based and most likely sulferic acid

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