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I acquired a vinegar barrel and have been flushing it with rainwater from my gutters for a few days I just tested the pH in the barrel now and it is still HIGH. Is it possible to utilize this high pH water to adjust pH levels in my system?

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If your top up water has higher PH than your tank water, it will raise the PH in your tank.

Yes I understand that. I wasn't sure if the water from the vinegar barrel would be safe for the fish.

George said:

If your top up water has higher PH than your tank water, it will raise the PH in your tank.

Vinegar is pretty weak, especially when diluted. I would say it's probably alright to use the vinegar barrel water after it's been rinsed out. Make sure you're aerating your rain water before putting it into your system; seems to make a world of difference in cutting down fish stress during water top offs and changes.

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