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post #21 of 44 Old 01-09-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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thanks anyway geomancer, well i have it up to 4ppm and can anyone that knows anything about chemistry look up cas 1336-21-6 is cause that's what it says on bottle ammonium-hydroxide( 1336-21-6) contains no phosphorus.
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post #22 of 44 Old 01-09-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Tap water parameters

0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate, 8.2 ph. stocking options for this please? also tank size smaller then thought its 22g
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post #23 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 07:26 AM
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post #24 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Since I am now cycling my 22g tank. I was wandering would 8.2 be to high for most tropical fish to survive in? cause thats what my tap water test for. Am I'm trying to figure out stocking options besides A.ciclids
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post #25 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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Make sure the tap water you are testing for pH has sat out for 24 hours before testing. It can drop a little over a day.

There are some fish that you can get, look over the fish profiles here, most list the pH ranges they will tolerate.

pH is not something that can not easily be changed. Using driftwood can slightly lower pH as it leaches tannins (which is a weak acid) into the water, plus fish like real driftwood. The tannins also make the water a light brown color (same kind of idea behind tea), there are ways to try and lessen it if it bothers you (like boiling the wood).
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post #26 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Well I heard it's better to just leave it alone, that unless the fish are not wild caught or I'm not trying to breed them that they will live and that I should just leave the ph stable cause I can cause more issues then benefits by trying to alter it.
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post #27 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 06:47 PM
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That is very true, it is not something you want to mess with using chemicals.

The driftwood is more of a natural way, plus makes a great decoration. Many people use it quite successfully. It won't radically alter pH, and does not make the tank any particular pH. It just has a slightly lowering effect. For example, it could get your 8.2 to something just under 8 which opens up your possibilities.
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post #28 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Okay let me make my question a little more specific lol would 8.2 kill a tank of 2 blue dwarf gouromis and 8 cory's in my 25g tank with ph of 8.2
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Okay let me make my question a little more specific lol would 8.2 kill a tank of 2 blue dwarf gouromis and 8 cory's in my 25g tank with ph of 8.2
I believe the Gourami's prefer at least slightly lower pH than 8.2, and most of the Cories are soft-water as well. But I think some cories would be ok, what kind did you have in mind?
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post #30 of 44 Old 01-10-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well when I looked it up on the Tropical Fish Profiles, I believe it had the Blue Groumis at acidic to basic (pH 5.5-8.0)?? With the cory's I don't have any idea cause I love all of them. I really like the more vibrant colors and had also thought about some guppies.
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