Why should I use pH Lift
How much pH Lift will it take to raise my pH?
The amount of pH Lift required to raise the pH of pond water depends on several factors. The primary cause of low pH is a low carbonate hardness (KH) level. Carbonate hardness, also known as alkalinity, is found in tap water and may also leach from soil. If the carbonate hardness level is low, pH will tend to drop over time or fluctuate up and down. Natural acids also lower the pH. Each dose of pH Lift neutralizes some of the acid and raise pH. It may take several doses of pH Lift to adjust the pH.
Why does my pH level increase after adding pH Lift then drop again after a few days?
Natural acids will neutralize pH Lift and keep the pH low. Make a partial water change (10-15%) every three or four weeks and use activated carbon in the filter. This will improve water quality and help stabilize the pH.
Does pH Lift contain phosphates?
No. pH Lift contains no phosphates.
Purpose and Benefits
pH is the measure of the acidity in pond water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral, a pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline, and lower than 7.0 is acidic. Acid rain, mineral leaching, soil runoff and decomposing plant and fish waste can alter the pH and cause unacceptable levels. Some sources of tap water used to fill ponds can also cause extreme pH levels. A pH below 6.8 or above 8.0 should be avoided. A pH level of 7.0 to 7.5 is ideal. pH levels of less than 6.8 can stress pond fish and suppress the activity of the biological filter. A high pH of more than 8.0 will limit the ability of many plants to absorb necessary nutrients. Pond Logic pH Lift will increase the pH in garden ponds by neutralizing excess acid. This product can be used daily to adjust pH until conditions stabilize. pH Lift contains no algae-promoting phosphates. It is important to accurately measure the level of pH in a pond before initiating adjustments. Use a pH Pond Test Kit to measure your pH weekly. pH should be either raised or lowered by no more than 0.5 units every 24 hours. Do not treat pond water more than once every 24 hours. Plants and algae cause a temporary increase in pH in the afternoon. Therefore, pH should be tested in the early morning to obtain the most accurate reading.