09-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by otter
I have high levels of boron, a ph of 9 or higher, a general hardness of 30 and a carbonate hardness of 240 or higher.
How does this affect my fish?
I keep tropical fish
This is from my normal tap water!
I tried to lower the ph by putting tankoak leaves in the water for a few hours and it did not alter the ph!
Does the boron, GH and KH affect them at all?
I have no idea what "Boron" is, but that is very high ph for most tropical fish. You could keep some varieties of chiclids perhaps in that high of ph. If I were you, I'd get a good amount of malaysian drift wood. That will help lower ph. The other option is to purchase RO water from a machine or get an RO system in your house. You could mix that with your tap water at each water change, and begin to see a lower ph.