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Old 07-13-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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pH Levels

So I bought a pH test kit today, it's meant for a pool but I don't see why it wouldn't work for my tanks. I've attached pictures from the salt tank and the freshwater tank. Despite the fact that I add pH regulators to both tanks, the freshwater still seems to be way to alkaline courtesy of my tap water. Disregard the "ideal" label because again it's for a pool not a tank. Opinions?

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Looks all right - around 7.8 or 8 for fresh? Out of interest do you mix one or two chemicals?
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Yes it's really high. According to the stat sheets, my fish that I have need it between 6.5 and 7.0. I mix just one now, I'm using acid buffer by seachem to try and slowly drop my pH.

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Did you test kh? That would give an idea on how hard to lower ph will be. Generally I've never worried about it too much as my fish are roughly suited to water specs but I do have neons getting around in a small tank with ph about 7.6.
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