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Old 04-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Can media from another tank effect pH on a new tank?

If I took bio max, rings whatever for say my African tank and seeded the new Fluval C4 with those rings and everything remained the same. Could those media rings effect pH?

I ask because a PetSmart employee said to me that yes, it will cause my pH to rise to 8.0-8.2 or whatever pH my African cichlid is at there for not a good idea to seed my filter with anything from my cichlid tank.

I learned my lesson before so I just said thank you for the info and walked out of the store baffled. Could he be right? I never thought of it...
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Never heard of such a thing! You could have asked ten employee's from the same store and got ten different answers!
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OMG! That's was GREAT!!! HAHAHA!! I should go there and play this for him haha. Seriously he was 100% NOT kidding. I knew it couldn't be true but I just had t ask....

Poor kid lol
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If Mr. Miyagi taught me anything it's that there is "no such thing bad student, only bad teacher: teacher say, student do. All of the nonsense they're regurgitating they learned from someone else.
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