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  1. Help! Weird tank issues.

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Hello! We have had a 60 gallon and a 55 gallon freshwater setup in our home for a few years now and have had very few issues that were quickly handled. However, we recently purchased a 75 gallon tank and stand, and have had countless issues with it that I can't seem to understand or fix. We...
  2. What sort of fish can I keep in High PH

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have a pH of about 8.8. I'm currently (In an unstocked 10 gallon) trying the product "Perfect pH" Just to see how it goes but probably not well. I'd like to know some fish that prefer a high pH. I'm gonna order some drift wood soon to see if I can lower it any as well.
  3. How many fish, too many cores, high pH, and a misguided purchase

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Today is my first day as a member and I while I'm sure my questions are not new, I wasn't sure the best way to find answers. I've spent a few hours trying to navigate around and have more knowledge than when I started, but still not quite what I need. 1. I think I have too many fish. It was...
  4. pH slowry Rising for unknown reason

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I'm new to fishkeeping, had fish a long long time ago but everything is new to me again. My tank is a 4 gallon that has been up for about 6 weeks. Cycled it without fish, added 2 guppies and two shrimp two weeks ago. Ammonia and Nitrates are 0 and have been since before adding fish, and...
  5. Setting up a 45 gallon for Retirement Home. Suggestions Welcome :)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I decided to start a fresh thread on this subject as I posted the wrong tank dimentions in my OP and title in my original thread and by the time I knew better, I couldn't edit. I am hoping to create an easy to care for tank that the residents can enjoy. Here is my main question... *What would...
  6. Insane Ph spike! What to do? *pics*

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Ok folks so I ran into a pretty nasty issue today, I was doing a video for my vlog and I was testing Ph and noticed it was pretty high. So I got out my high range ph test and I'm above 8.0 from what it looks like. The only thing I added besides dechlorinated tap water was some black gravel from...
  7. 46g bow; high ph, high dph

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just recently set up my 46g bow. Smart me, didn't test the ph before I set up the tank and now I noticed that my ph is about 8.0 and gh is about 22 dph. After doing some fish research, live bearers are about my only choice without putting in buffers. I've had guppies, swordtails, etc. and...
  8. Why isn't Terra Fin PH Decrease lowering tank PH?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    This aquarium was set up three weeks ago. Water and gravel from an existing tank were added at set up and it went through the normal bacteria bloom/cycle. The ph is reading at over 7.5. I have been adding Terra Fin PH Decreaser and it has gad no effect at all. Any suggestions?
  9. Neon Tetra help.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I plan on getting a couple of neon tetra once my tank is done cycling. The PH of the tank is 7.8-8.0 and this is way too high for tetras. I was wondering what I can do to lower the PH of the tank water. My tap waters PH is around 7.6-7.8. I do not have a test for the hardness of the water. I was...