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Sj45 01-18-2009 09:35 PM

High Water Ph
 
My Ph is higher than I would prefer it (8.2) what's the cheapest and then best way to reduce it safely to about (7.0)? Thanks.

dagizmo19 01-18-2009 11:14 PM

My guess is getting some Peat or Driftwood would be the best way to get the result you're looking for

Sj45 01-18-2009 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by dagizmo19 (Post 164817)
My guess is getting some Peat or Driftwood would be the best way to get the result you're looking for

Was looking into some driftwood...thanks :)

Lupin 01-18-2009 11:38 PM

Depends on your hardness levels. It'll take a lot of driftwoods to make a significant difference. What is your reason for fiddling with the pH? If your fish are fine, then don't fiddle with your pH.

Sj45 01-19-2009 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 164823)
Depends on your hardness levels. It'll take a lot of driftwoods to make a significant difference. What is your reason for fiddling with the pH? If your fish are fine, then don't fiddle with your pH.

Liveaquaria says the fish prefer lower ph levels. They seem fine but I'm new to the hobby and wouldn't know.

aunt kymmie 01-19-2009 12:12 AM

Which fish were they referring to? Most fish can adapt to a higher ph as long as the ph remains stable. Stability is what's important when it comes to ph. My ph is 7.8 even though I keep fish that livequaria says prefers a 6.8 to 7.2.

Sj45 01-19-2009 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 164828)
Which fish were they referring to? Most fish can adapt to a higher ph as long as the ph remains stable. Stability is what's important when it comes to ph. My ph is 7.8 even though I keep fish that livequaria says prefers a 6.8 to 7.2.

Makes Sense

Twistersmom 01-19-2009 02:13 PM

All the fish you have now, will be just fine. When adding new fish you may want to stay clear of the ones that do better in low ph. There are a lot of cool fish that like a high ph.

syrinx 01-19-2009 02:21 PM

My experiences with intentionally altering ph have all resulted in dead fish. I gave up on it long ago. If the fish cant live in the ph of my tapwater, I get different fish. Clean water with a stable ph is much more important than the exact ph for the vast majority of fish in the hobby.

Sj45 01-19-2009 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by syrinx (Post 164972)
My experiences with intentionally altering ph have all resulted in dead fish. I gave up on it long ago. If the fish cant live in the ph of my tapwater, I get different fish. Clean water with a stable ph is much more important than the exact ph for the vast majority of fish in the hobby.

Explains it perfectly, thank you.


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