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smit3183 01-29-2012 10:56 AM

Do live plants affect PH?
Im planning to switch to live plants, but researching everything before I do. I have a high ph of 8.2-8.4 and was wondering if live plants will make it fluctuate up/down?

redchigh 01-29-2012 11:29 AM

Nope. If you don't do water changes, then they might change a little, but nothing significant. Since you have hard water it probably won't change at all.

Might be tricky to find plants that will do well in that ph though... The only ones that come to mind are vallisneria, java fern, java moss, anubias, and crypts...

Geomancer 01-30-2012 07:01 AM

High pH dosen't mean hard water. My GH is 25 ppm (very soft) yet pH out of the tap is ~7.6-8.0

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