Subject: how can pH go DOWN when I add sodium bicarb to water
Date: Fri Mar 24 03:39:27 2000
Posted by Peter Kinderman
Grade level: No grade entered.
School: University of Manchester
City: Manchester State/Province: No state entered.
Area of science: Chemistry
I keep fish. My tap water is alkaline (10.3!). That is too alkaline even
for malawi cichlids. Normally aquarists have to add bicarb to raise pH.
When I add bicarb to my water, the pH drops to 8.6 (which is fine).
How can this be?
Re: how can pH go DOWN when I add sodium bicarb to water
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