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I have anchor worm in my 55g tank, and I got CyroPro to fix it. I hear the stuff really works good. The directions say to do a 90% water change. As we speak, that is being done. However, I would have to replace the 90% of the tank water with my regular tap water. (no chlorine, 5-10ppm of nitrates, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite) The bad part is, is that the pH for my tap water is a 6.25. I DONT have any chemicals anymore to raise pH. I hear that there are some ways that you can raise and lower the tank naturally. HOW CAN I DO THIS? I have no chemicals to raise pH.

P.S. I have about an hour or so to get some answers, SO HELP!

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If your tank pH runs in the high 7s, you can easily recover those levels with some baking soda from the kitchen cabinet. Draw a 5 gallon bucket of water and try adding a small measured amount, maybe a half teaspoon or less. Mix it in and measure the pH. If it is not as high as you want add a bit more. When you get it where you want it, add it to the tank. Draw the next bucket and mix in the final measurement from the previous bucket. Continue until the tank is full. For a pH up chemical additive, baking soda is safer than the stuff they sell.
 

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Great stuff baking soda, ive used it to adjust the ph in my hot tub at times also. dilutes acid on your battery terminals. that stuff is running a close second to duct tape. :)
 
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