05-17-2011, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by lunawatsername
oh ok, thanks for the clarification. :) hmm.... so do oyu think something natural would create too much fluctuation? like almond leaves or driftwood, as someone suggested to me? i think that if i can get it closer to their preferred range it would be better, because it would make sense that they wouldnt live as long if their bodies had to work harder to adjust to a pH they arnt used to. so would natural be a good way to go?
edit: also, i have a suspicion that my pH is over 8.0, because i have used the pH down numerous times and it is still reading over 7.6, which is as high as my test goes. thats the only reason im even worried about it really. with how many times ive used it the pH should be in the high 6.0s or low 7.0s i think... but it just wont budge.
Thing is your betta may have never even seen a natural pH.... you don't know what pH it was raised in at the farms. So really 'natual' pH is kinda hit and miss... is it natural if your fish has never seen it?