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Originally Posted by Byron View Post
Originally Posted by funkman262 View Post
Back in post #1, a pH of 6.4 for the tap and the tank is mentioned. Now the tap is higher. Assuming testing is being done correctly, there may be variation in the tap pH.
Also, I have found in my 7 tanks that the pH can be different, even though I carry out comparable maintenance in all of them. The plant and fish load impacts, as may the substrate (if it is different).
My 70g was running for 2 years with Flourite substrate, and the pH remained around 7 to 7.2. About a month ago I tore it down and replaced the Flourite with play sand. With tap water at 7 to 7.2, this tank after just one week was reading 6.8, and after 3 weeks is now reading 6.4 to 6.6. It has a fair amount of wood, all of which was in the old setup.
My 33g is loaded with wood (see photo attached). But the pH is stable around 6.4 to 6.6, and this tank has been running like this for more than 2 years now. Also play sand substrate.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]