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Old 07-26-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
 
Ph Problem

Ok, so my water ph is at 7.4 but i need it at 6.5. I used my Ph down but it dosent lower the Ph at all. Maybe i am doing something wrong. But what else can i do to lower the Ph?
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:05 AM   #2
 
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But what else can i do to lower the Ph?
None. Better to keep your pH constant than fiddle with it. Your fish will adapt to your high pH. Do not use pH chemicals in your attempt to adjust the pH as they will not work permanently. Peat, driftwoods and almond leaves are better alternatives but I see no reason for lowering the pH unless the fish you have are wild-caught species.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:22 PM   #3
 
Well they are discus, and i heard they need low Ph waters.
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Well they are discus, and i heard they need low Ph waters.
Captive-bred ones will adapt to various water conditions better than the wild-caught ones. They will be okay with your water.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
 
Ok, just want to make sure they arent stressed.
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