my tank is 4 weeks old, has been PH 7 - 8 since it began. I added C02, now my PH is closer to 5.
Will my fish be OK? what should I do?
What are your KH and GH? High KH will make it almost difficult for the pH to decrease further. Baking soda is used in this case to increase the KH. 5 can be too acidic for most fish.
That's really low. What kind of fish do you keep? Why did you add CO2? What are your other readings and when was your last water change? Tank size? Planted?
I've got four tetras, 2 neon tetras
Its 2ft tank by 1ft by 1.2ft
I added C02 to help the plants photosynthesize
I've heard of a product called PH down but I want it the other way/?
More details are posted in a thread 'What are KH and GH?' in Freshwater Informations sticky thread.:)
pH adjusting chemicals should be avoided. They'll do more harm than help. Once the effects wore off, the pH swings back and if the difference is quite big, the fish will become stressed and eventually killed.
Is the C02 the cause of the PH drop?
Are my fish doomed?
dont worry go to a pet store and get PH INCREASE The Sell It At Petco & Petsmart and prolly everyother petstore that carrys fish
Your fish are doomed if pH swings do happen or pH lowering further. 5 is really too acidic for most fish and should be stopped from decreasing further.
also be sure to read the directions carfully
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