11-11-2013, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by pennyls9332
i have a 55g south american community. it currently houses barbs, angels, cories, peacock eels, and a bgk(6 in). im having to do multiple water changes bc my fish are dying from what i think may be dropsy. well when i finish i will need to lower my kh,gh, and most likely pH. what are my best options for doing this and having stable results?
First high pH is not a sign of hard water. KH and gh are the hardness parameters.
my planted tank always have a ph of over 8 (api high range test kit) yet fish like neon tetras and hatchetfish that require soft water live for years and years.
IME having some peat moss in the substrate keeps kH and gH from rising.