11-18-2007, 12:43 AM
| || | Use peat moss or almond leaves to lower the pH. Be very careful as pH crash may result with very soft water. Have you tested your substrate? It could also increase the pH unless it's inert. Your platies must be moved to another tank. They will not appreciate the pH being lowered.
Originally Posted by It'sJames
It's on it's way to being a moderatly - heavily planted tank, and I'm currently keeping 2 platys & 2 corys. I plan to keep an angel, a small school or cardinals, and a few corys, and I'll move out the platys. PH of the tap water is about 8.3, and we have very soft water. No, I don't have any shells. Several people have told me that's it's not really a big deal, as long as the fish are doing okay. So fay they are, and the platys are even spawning. I know that an unstable pH is worse that a high pH, so I'm still not quite sure what to do. Here's the pic of the aquarium.
The angelfish will be cramped in your tank unfortunately.