07-24-2010, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DocS
Finally good news, no fish died. They all seem to be more active. I cleaned algae from the glass and they just went crazy.
One more thing I've noted. I tested my tap water for the pH and my API kit shows me 7.6, I am wondering, since this is the highest it can read, does anybody knows, if it cahnges teh color if the reading is higher than that or is it maxed out?
If you have reason to think it may be higher, you should get a high range pH test kit that measures up to 9 or close. There are usually three ranges available, low, regular and high. A check with your water company can tell you their pH reading so you will know. I know my kit goes down to 6 and I have two tanks below that, and using that kit it is simply yellow (the lowest) which is 6 but the tanks are actually at 5 (with the low range kit). I assume the same principal may work at the upper end.