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Old 04-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #91
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Ok- so what is this pH? 7.8? It definitely lighter than last nights.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:34 AM   #92
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Here's tonight's pH.

The rummy noses are doing good. I got 5 male cobra endlers for my 5 gal tank and they were in the same tank as the ghost shrimp... You know what happened? I got 5 shrimp and drip acclimated them for an hour and put the in the tank of death- I mean 55 gal with my Rummies. I couldn't help myself! They are all 5 doing well and they really like blood worms. I thought they'd eat any food the 2 Rummies don't get. It's hard to feed just 2 fish without over feeding.
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I'd say about 8.0 I'm wondering why it's staying so high or even raising. When did you do a water change last? What dechlorinator do you use?
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I'd say about 8.0 I'm wondering why it's staying so high or even raising. When did you do a water change last? What dechlorinator do you use?
I did a 15 gal pwc on Wednesday. I use API water conditioner. I added peat moss to the filters wednesday. I added 2 small pieces of Molani DW yesterday.

My tap is testing 7.8 or so.

I'm planning on setting up a DIY co2 next week.
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Hmmm try Doing 30 gallons, maybe try prime, I use another brand but I'm outside on my iPod on my wifi lol I'll check when I get back inside
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Hmmm try Doing 30 gallons, maybe try prime, I use another brand but I'm outside on my iPod on my wifi lol I'll check when I get back inside
I can get some prime. Can you help me understand why doing 30 gallons would help?
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Did I miss something? Why are you trying to lower your pH?
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Did I miss something? Why are you trying to lower your pH?
I would feel better if it were a little lower. I'd like to get gbr's. And I'm afraid any fish I put in there will die. I don't know. My husband says to just leave it alone. I know fish can adapt to a higher pH but I'd like for it to be lower. Should I just leave it alone?
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Ya just thinking to myself let it lower naturally that way your fish don't get shocked by the large decrease. But prime is a far superior conditioner. I use nutrafin aqua plus
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I would feel better if it were a little lower. I'd like to get gbr's. And I'm afraid any fish I put in there will die. I don't know. My husband says to just leave it alone. I know fish can adapt to a higher pH but I'd like for it to be lower. Should I just leave it alone?
I agree with your husband. Lol. Leave it be. Seriously your just going to keep stressing over it and cause fluctuations stressing the fish. I have rummies living at pH 8 at the moment and harlequin rasboras, that apparently need it in the 6s, at 7.8. It's true! They can adapt and be happy and healthy.
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