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Posted By: Craig D'Orsay <craigd@attcanada.net>
Date: Tuesday, 3 November 1998, at 7:59 a.m.

I've been using sulfuric acid to drop the pH in my tank for the last 8 months or so, and my question is: is this safe (ie: no adverse side effects) for loaches and fish in general? I mix my water in 5gal buckets, adjust the pH with the acid, and let sit for at least a week or two before adding to my tank.

33gal moderately planted tank w/java fern, water sprite, drift wood, bog wood, rocks and caves. Inhabited by 5 clowns, 5 striata, 4 kuhli, 1 Pangio javanicus (black kuhli), 2 ottos, 1 banjo cat, a red tailed shark, 2 zebra danieos, and a lone bloodfin tetra. To filter, there's an UGF/powerhead, and a carbon/sponge element waterfall type filter. Will the carbon pad filter affect the adjusted water?

My tap (well) water is in the high 7's with a high buffer (kH) at the tap, but there's a green sand filter, a carbon filter, and a salt ion