02-14-2012, 08:12 PM
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Raising aquarium hardness without raising the pH?
Hey all, I'm trying to get my new 29 gallon's chemistry all in line for what the species I want require. I'm getting 9 female Bettas, 1 BN Pleco(already have him), 3 platy(own), and 6 endlers. My water comes out at around 7.5 pH and 8-12 dGH, depending on the season. So, as you can see, it's a little too soft for the Endlers, but the pH is just fine. I think the Pleco will be uncomfortable in higher pH, as the profiles say. Do you think I should just let it be? I've heard of Endlers doing well in softer water, and all the Platies have either given birth/been raised in this water, so I think they'll be fine. Thanks for opinions/answers!