Originally Posted by Bluydgrl
Just did a water change and took out 10 gallons of water and added 10 gallons of RO water.Water is still between 7.6 and high 7.4.When will it go down?Fish are still breathing the same.Water is at 0 on all 3.Still frustrating:(Hate to see my fish breathing like this
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high pH means low carbon dioxide hence easier breathing for your fish.
My uncirculated planted tanks had a pH value much higher then that. Like 8.4-8.8 with the api high range test kit. Fish that are reported as "needing" soft low pH water live for years with no heavy breathing.
(It's not the pH but why the pH is at the value).
Still just my .02