Feb 17, 2000, 6:44 AM
Post #37 of 43
Which is more dangerous, high or low pH?
[In reply to]
Originally posted by Mark Richman:
No way for b/soda to work in new concrete pond... no way. Alkalinity is already 'sky' high in new concrete pond, adding b/soda worsen the situation.
Go back to basic.
I guess the keywords here are "new", and things being normal. If the pond is properly leached out, would it be possible for alkalinity to drop to dangerous level? My pond exemplifies this.
1) My pond was leached out using HCl, pumped out a few times.
2) My filter is undersized, it only has the settlement-chamber hooked up, all filter materials are in the settlement-chamber.
3) My pond is overstocked(sorry, newbie problem, could not resist)
4) My pond has severe green water problem(which would consumes carbonates during day time).
P.S. Should I move this to a new topic so not to distract the main discussion?