10-27-2010, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by LisaLB24
I am going to get a test kit tomorrow to do all my water testing but I did test my ph level tonight with a Seachem Alert Series test and it is off the chart! The max on the test is 8.2. I tested in the tank, straight from the tap, and from a jug that I had been resting for a few days. All of them were at the max level. I'm really bummed because I was looking forward to some rasboras and corys
. Will driftwood lower the ph enugh for them? What are some other active, small, schooling fish that can tolerate such a high ph? Thanks!
This pH issue was also included in your other thread on the cycling issue, New and having problems!
and I just responded in some detail on the hardness/pH issue. For ease of consistency, that thread would probably be the better for the pH issue, or a new one entirely, whichever you'd like.
And welcome to the Tropical Fish Keeping forum; glad you found us.
I concur on the API liquid test kits. Sera kits are also very good, but more expensive (at least here). And I agree with jeaninel on not needing the hardness kit (as I mentioned actually in that other thread).