Agreed. Keep your tank water as close to the source water as possible. Some people do have a legitimate need to alter their water chemistry, but that's the exception not the rule.Stable pH is better than achieving an "ideal" number. Playing with the pH is extremely difficult to maintain over time. pH swings are very hard on fish. Best to keep fish that are good with your natural water parameters. Lots of fish do well in 7.2 to 7.8 pH.
Natural.Natural vs chemical ph alteration.
Which is best form of bringing a ph level down. If it's natural what would you use to do this.
Yet again thanks guys.
This researching into keeping a healthy tank and choosing the right fish to stock is mind boggling.
I was worried as the neons repotedly like ph 6.8 where i'm probably high 7's, the fish seem fine but I'm new to keeping fish so don't want to kill them by neglect.
I do have plants so that's probably pushing the ph up.
roll on after xmas when I can put them in the bigger tank, Christmas trees are such a frivolity I reckon we should ban xmas.