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My 20 gallon tank and my 5 gallon quarantine are doing pretty well, I think--no ammonia, no chlorine, no nitrites, and nitrates at 20.

However, the ph level is about 7.8. One online store told me not to try to adjust it, but I ordered some green neon tetra from them and lost 10 of 12 ordered.
The two that survived seem happy and hungry, along with a honey gourami, swordtail, Endlers, and Amano shrimp, who seem to get along well.

Should I try to change the ph level in both tanks? Another online store suggested I do this if I want green neon tetra. I wonder if I could do green neon rasbora instead and not subject the other fish to such.

Any advice? Thanks.
 

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Hi, So what I would do is add a product called acid buffer by seachem it has instructions on how much to add for what you want your PH to be. From what I know most community fish like their Ph to be around 7.
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Tap water--I live in Southern California. I tested the water tonight and the PH level is about 8 and the general hardness is 300 ppn--very hard.
 
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