How can I raise alk without changing PH?

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    koda_dad Mr. Paranoid

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    Any suggestions...my alk is really low.
    Alk 1.7
    PH is 8.6

    thanks
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    use unbaked baking soda.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    +1 James
    By using the baking soda,you'll actually lower the PH just a tad bit.
     
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    1+ I use UNbaked baking soda all the time and my Ph stays right 8.3 but baked baking soda will raise Ph.
     
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    So just to make shore I get this. If you were to use baked baking soda it would raise akilinity as well with ph. ( same with a akilinity raising product as well. And unbaked baking soda will raise akilinity but lower ph to your desired levels. Is this correct.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    yep. unbaked baking soda has a higher level of co2 so that drops the Ph and by baking the soda you drive out the co2 so it causes the Ph to rise
     
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