03-26-2012, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by redchigh
What kind of fish do you have? I wouldn't really worry about the PH, and can guarantee you a 'discus buffer' will be totally useless against hard water. Maybe try diluting with rain water if you're rural and your fish like acidic conditions, but unless you're trying to keep extrememly sensitive fish, I'd just try to let them get used to the 7.8 and not mess with it.
Tetra safe start isn't useful IMO either. If I have an ammonia emergency and can't get filter material from an established tank, I use table sugar, 1 tsp per 10 gallons, once a day, diluted. But don't do it without a test kit and frequent daily water changes. I watch the fish for signs of stress and monitor the water twice a day during the process.
For any more help, please answer the previous two posters. They're asking for neccesary information.
i have guppies and tetras