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Old 02-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Lowering ph

I have a 10 gal with a ph of 8. I'm getting a 125 gal in a couple weeks. It seems that all of the fish I want to put in it want 7 or lower. What is the best way to lower ph and why is it not a good idea to use ph down?

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Driftwood and peat are the most natural way. Fish can adjust to a stable ph level. If your ph fluctuates that's when problems can arise.
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Unless the fish you want are very delicate, they should adjust to your pH fine. It's always best not to play with the pH in case it fluctuates.
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Ok thanks I guess I will leave it alone. I will have a couple of pieces of driftwood in the tank but I will probably soak it first so it doesnt discolor the water so it probably won't help the ph.
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