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mollies 03-29-2009 11:47 PM

ph levels
Ok i just got my master test kit did a PH Nitrite Amomonia Nitrate and a High PH test. just a few min ago and my PH 7.6 so i did the High PH and it read 8.0. Ammonia 0. Nitrite 0. nitrate 10. how do u lower your ph and is every thing else ok? its an API kit if that matters?

mollies 03-29-2009 11:49 PM

oh and i have 2 clown loach 7 mollies 4 tetras and pleco in the 55 gallon tank.

Lupin 03-29-2009 11:52 PM

Your pH is not an issue. What's the KH?

mollies 03-29-2009 11:56 PM

what is kh? my test kit didnt come with any thing for that it just has thos five things

Lupin 03-30-2009 12:06 AM

KH-carbonate hardness It's a separate kit.

mollies 03-30-2009 12:08 AM

ok what other kits should i get my water here is hard water out of the tap.

Lupin 03-30-2009 12:32 AM

How did you know it's hard?

mollies 03-30-2009 12:39 AM

the town has hard water and the calcium build up on every thing. is it bad to have hard water?

Lupin 03-30-2009 12:44 AM

It's fine. It's usually the wild caught specimens that need their water chemistry adjusted to be able to thrive.

mollies 03-30-2009 12:53 AM

are u talking the archer fish or the other in the fresh water?

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