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post #11 of 17 Old 01-12-2015, 02:24 PM
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sounds great.

IMHO the plants are raising the pH.

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post #12 of 17 Old 01-20-2015, 10:02 AM
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I was just going to post a question as to what is causing my high PH. It has been answered in this thread. Healthy plants. I have lots; and my PH is at 8.4; and that is where I'll leave it!

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post #13 of 17 Old 01-20-2015, 05:30 PM
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Unless it comes out of the pH at 8.4

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post #14 of 17 Old 01-20-2015, 08:05 PM
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Unless it comes out of the pH at 8.4
Don't quite know what you mean!

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post #15 of 17 Old 01-20-2015, 08:20 PM
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Oh whoops, that's what I get for letting my mind wander as I type. I meant that if it comes out of the TAP at 8.4 then it should be 8.4 in your tank as well unless there are things buffering the water in the tank. But if it comes out of the tap as 6.8 or something lower than 8.4 and it's swinging upwards, then yes, it could be from the healthy plants :)

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Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
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post #16 of 17 Old 01-21-2015, 05:33 AM
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I think driftwood would help regulate a bit.... Anubius loves to root into driftwood in my experience.... Would also like to say that I don't spend much time thinking about if my ph is right. If it isn't broke don't fix it :)
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-21-2015, 09:22 AM
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I was just going to post a question as to what is causing my high PH. It has been answered in this thread. Healthy plants. I have lots; and my PH is at 8.4; and that is where I'll leave it!

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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