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Old 01-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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What fish do you have? Why do you want to lower your pH and hardness? What is you pH normally?
I have 10 harlequins, 2 corys, 1 betta and 1 amano shrimp in a 20 long. I use a API ph liquid tester and it always read 7.6 and higher.

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I do water changes every Friday, and if I can't do it Friday I do it on sat.
I also use jungle brand dechlorinator.
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Does your test kit not have the High Range pH test? My pH is a stable 8.3 and my fish are doing fine.
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I have 10 harlequins, 2 corys, 1 betta and 1 amano shrimp in a 20 long. I use a API ph liquid tester and it always read 7.6 and higher.

I do water changes every Friday, and if I can't do it Friday I do it on sat.
I also use jungle brand dechlorinator.
No need to change the pH they will be perfectly fine. As holly asked, have you got the high range pH test? I keep harlequins, bettas and cories all at 7.6-7.8 pH and they are thriving!
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Does your test kit not have the High Range pH test? My pH is a stable 8.3 and my fish are doing fine.
I have that one too..it doesn't.
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Does your test kit not have the High Range pH test? My pH is a stable 8.3 and my fish are doing fine.
No I don't have one
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #16
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If you get the API Master test kit, it includes the high-range test. But regardless, you should be fine with the pH you've got.
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If you get the API Master test kit, it includes the high-range test. But regardless, you should be fine with the pH you've got.
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I agree don't alter the PH by any chemical means they will be just fine as long as the PH is stable.
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