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milindsaraswala 03-22-2008 12:54 PM

Lowering Ph
 
My water ph is very high it 7.6 how to reduce it ??

herefishy 03-22-2008 01:23 PM

A couple of ways. One, you could use RO water and add what you need. Two, filter over peat to reduce the alkalinity and raise acidity.

FuzzAz 03-22-2008 10:10 PM

I dont think 7.6 is so bad, unless you are keeping somthing that will only do well in acetic water. mine is 8.0, I tried alot of things includeing peat, but I couldnt keep it down and stable so I gave up. I think my fish stopped stressing about it about the same time I did.

Lupin 03-22-2008 10:17 PM

No need to lower the pH. A stable pH is better and less stressful than the constantly changing pH. Unless you have valid reasons to lower the pH, it is not needed at all. Plenty of captive-bred fish can adapt well to a wide range of water conditions.

Falina 03-22-2008 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin
No need to lower the pH. A stable pH is better and less stressful than the constantly changing pH. Unless you have valid reasons to lower the pH, it is not needed at all. Plenty of captive-bred fish can adapt well to a wide range of water conditions.

+1

Unless the ph is really high/low then i rarely feel there is any need to alter it. Your ph is not particularly high or low so I'm doubtful that there's any cause for concern. What fish do you keep in the tank?

milindsaraswala 03-23-2008 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Falina
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin
No need to lower the pH. A stable pH is better and less stressful than the constantly changing pH. Unless you have valid reasons to lower the pH, it is not needed at all. Plenty of captive-bred fish can adapt well to a wide range of water conditions.

+1

Unless the ph is really high/low then i rarely feel there is any need to alter it. Your ph is not particularly high or low so I'm doubtful that there's any cause for concern. What fish do you keep in the tank?

I kept 1 honey garoumi, 1 blue garoumi and 9 tiger barbs

Lupin 03-23-2008 07:17 PM

None of your fish are fussy enough to recommend a specific pH. Best to leave the pH alone.


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