I am trying to dissolve aspartic acid into vinegar as use as a carbon source in saltwater aquariums. It does not dissolve.
I was told to increase the pH and it will work? What is the best way to increase pH with minimal negative effects?
Sodium carbonate seems to work at dissolving; however I may be reducing the acetic acid from 5% to something lower? Might also be creating an acetate? Calcium hydroxide could be a better choice for the aquarium but I can't seem to get the mixing ratio right?