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    Thread: Dying fish

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      Dying fish

      My fish hav been dying off for about 5 days now.
      Can someone possibly analyze?
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      Why are you even trying to lower the phosphates when your biggest problems are a very low KH, ammonia and a crashed pH. All three of these things together kill fish. You need to raise your KH to buffer your PH and then bind your ammonia until your fingers cycle.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CharlieQ View Post
      My fish hav been dying off for about 5 days now.
      Can someone possibly analyze?
      Here r recent levels
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      Sorry for your losses.

      Plain baking soda will raise your KH.
      The product Prime or Safe will keep your ammonia from being more deadly as your KH raises your pH.
      You KH should be around 150 to stabilize your pH.

      Here's a calculator to help with how much baking soda to add to effect the KH:

      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/koicalcs.php?do=calckh
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      On getting the KH up, the pH will go to about 8.3/8.4 and stay there if there is sufficient aeration to drive off carbon dioxide and sufficient calcium to bind excess carbonates. If it is not close to this morning and evening, let us know how it changes. This is a very good pH for pond fish like goldfish and koi. The important thing is to have consistency.

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      Just curious, but how big is your pond and what kind of filtration do you have? (I’m trying to learn, as well)
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