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Understanding pH and Ammonia Relationships

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Anish, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Anish

    Anish New Member

    Apr 18, 2018
    Hey all,

    I am seeing a pH of 7.6 and ammonia at 0.25. Tho i wish to keep my pH to 6.5 and 7, would ammonia be dangerous when pH is 7.6. Is there a relationship that ties pH and Ammonia, in the sense if pH is high even a small rise in Ammonia can be lethal ?

    At the moment i have Carp (Stripped catfish). Approximately 700 in a 14,000 liter tank. Recently due to the rains my pH has increased.

    I am thinking for adding Hydrochloric Acid to lower the pH. Can somebody please comment on the dosage and if there is any relation between pH and Ammonia ? Will higher pH with lower ammonia kill fish or is it the other way ?

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