04-18-2011, 06:27 PM
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The only thing I'm worried about is the Ph dropping drastically. The tap is about 7.6 - 7.8 and when we started the cycle it stayed there, then when the ammonia was added a couple days later it went up about the mid 8's and stayed there for a while (even with the wood) |
It started to drop when the cycle was coming to an end and for two days it stayed between 6.6 and 6.8. My main concern is the ph changing drastically after a water change, but we'll see in a couple days or so where its going.
I noticed those pH shifts in your earlier posts. Now that you have mentioned them again, I think they should be explored. You certainly do not want shifts like that with fish.
What is the hardness of your tap water? Find this out from the water supply people; many have websites with water analysis posted, but if not you can contact them and ask. We'd like GH (general hardness) and KH (carbonate hardness) if possible. Hardness is closely connected to pH and this info may help to explain things, and then we will know how to deal with it.
By the way, I deleted your penultimate post, it was repeated in the subsequent so was a duplicate.