04-08-2010, 08:41 PM
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Well, again, I'm relatively new to this, and it's my understanding that you want to keep the ph from fluctuating, thus the buffer. I just took a ph of the incomnig city water and it's at least 7.6, that's the max on the color chart and it looks a little more blue than the max.
So let me ask this; if I shouldn't be using a buffer wouldn't the ph gradually drop, and make it unhealthy on the fish? Is that a symptom of something wrong with the tank? Is there an alternative to the buffer that I can use?
Thanks a lot! I REALLY appreciate your help! Don't worry about hurting my feelings, you're making me a better fish keeper!