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post #1 of 10 Old 01-18-2009, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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High Water Ph

My Ph is higher than I would prefer it (8.2) what's the cheapest and then best way to reduce it safely to about (7.0)? Thanks.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-18-2009, 11:14 PM
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My guess is getting some Peat or Driftwood would be the best way to get the result you're looking for
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-18-2009, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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My guess is getting some Peat or Driftwood would be the best way to get the result you're looking for
Was looking into some driftwood...thanks :)

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-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-18-2009, 11:38 PM
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Depends on your hardness levels. It'll take a lot of driftwoods to make a significant difference. What is your reason for fiddling with the pH? If your fish are fine, then don't fiddle with your pH.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-19-2009, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Depends on your hardness levels. It'll take a lot of driftwoods to make a significant difference. What is your reason for fiddling with the pH? If your fish are fine, then don't fiddle with your pH.
Liveaquaria says the fish prefer lower ph levels. They seem fine but I'm new to the hobby and wouldn't know.

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-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-19-2009, 12:12 AM
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Which fish were they referring to? Most fish can adapt to a higher ph as long as the ph remains stable. Stability is what's important when it comes to ph. My ph is 7.8 even though I keep fish that livequaria says prefers a 6.8 to 7.2.

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Which fish were they referring to? Most fish can adapt to a higher ph as long as the ph remains stable. Stability is what's important when it comes to ph. My ph is 7.8 even though I keep fish that livequaria says prefers a 6.8 to 7.2.
Makes Sense

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-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-19-2009, 02:13 PM
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All the fish you have now, will be just fine. When adding new fish you may want to stay clear of the ones that do better in low ph. There are a lot of cool fish that like a high ph.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-19-2009, 02:21 PM
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My experiences with intentionally altering ph have all resulted in dead fish. I gave up on it long ago. If the fish cant live in the ph of my tapwater, I get different fish. Clean water with a stable ph is much more important than the exact ph for the vast majority of fish in the hobby.
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My experiences with intentionally altering ph have all resulted in dead fish. I gave up on it long ago. If the fish cant live in the ph of my tapwater, I get different fish. Clean water with a stable ph is much more important than the exact ph for the vast majority of fish in the hobby.
Explains it perfectly, thank you.

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-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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