07-13-2008, 08:03 PM
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Ok...so I took everyone's advice and left the pH of my water alone. It has been at 7.6 for about 5 days now and my betta does not seem to be happy at all. He has not been blowing bubble nests, and is keeping his fins clamped. Still eating fine though, and happy to see me. I noticed that when I was trying to lower the pH temporarily by doing 10% water changes daily he started blowing bubble nests and seemed much happier. I changed the water filter to our house to see if that would help. I am not too hopeful though, because the water that I left out to sit is at 6.6 (normally it is 6.4), but I am still hoping that it will not rise past 7. Who knows with this odd water
. R/O water is not really an option as it is way above my budget. I am putting some driftwood in my 15 gallon that is cycling right now, but I am worried that there will be too much fluctuation when I do water changes. If anyone has any suggestions please tell me, because at this point I am pulling my hair out in frustration. I guess I will just have to wait to see if the pH of my test water continues to rise. I'll post the results tomorrow. Thank you.
Oh.. my water parameters are: ammonia-0 nitrite-0 nitrate-5 pH 7.6