02-15-2010, 07:07 AM
| || | Questions and Problems with High PH
I just moved into a new apartment, and am noticing that the PH of my tap is 8.0. I have some questions.
1: I'm planning on keeping a pair of German Blue Rams - will they adapt to this high ph? What about eggs, will it kill them or could they successfully breed at this PH?
2: Freshwater shrimp - I love the guys, was thinking of keeping some cherries. Will they adapt to the higher ph? What about their breeding habits? Will the Ph kill their eggs?
I know the "ph buffer" type products don't really work on a ph as high as mine, plus they're not really good with the live plants I have in my tank. Other than Peat (I don't really want brown water) and RO is there any other way to lower PH?
I've got driftwood, but I doubt that will drop the PH by much.