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Old 10-23-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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PH Level too high?

In my 58 litre/12 gallon, tank, I have 1 young Shubunkin Goldfish. He seems fine, but when I test the water, the PH is 8. Is this too high? Ammonia and Nitrite are 0, Nitrate are 10. I use the Freshwater Master Test Kit, not Dip-Sticks which I know can be unreliable. I have 3 plants, some bogwood and fake bamboo. The temperature is 20C. My PH has been around 7.8-8 for a week now, and I'm not sure whether to leave it or do something. I have had the tank for almost a month, and I think my cycling is over. Does anyone have any ideas?

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As long as the PH stays steady you have nothing to worry about. Leave it alone, trying to adjust it will stress the fish far more than having a slightly elevated PH.
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Thanks Rich, I thought that this would probably might be the best thing to do, but wanted a second opinion.

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Yeah, for freshwater, the most important thing with MOST fish is that the pH is steady, not necassarily where it is. as long as it isnt at the extremes
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