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Old 04-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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PH help

Went to petsmart tonight and purchased a aquaclear 30 and a master test kit. I plan on getting everything else sometime later this week and will post pics ect.
But after opening the test kit and testing my tap, it seems I have a PH of about 8.8 or higher, and im abit dampered. Are there fish tht can survive in these conditions? Any advice would be awesome thnks!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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Is that straight from the tap?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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HI!
Yes it it.
I have a BRITA filter for just filtering drinking water, and I tested tht water and it is below 6.0, but I don't think I'd use tht anyways because it would take forever to filter 5 gallons of that for a water change.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Their are freshwater fish for that ph but what size is your tank? Did you just test that straight out of the faucet or what? What you need to do is run that water into a bucket and run an air hose with bubbles into it and let it sit for 24 hours then re test
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Is this tank for saltwater or fresh water? And what type of fish?

Saltwater = Live Rock 1lb per gallon will balance it out to 8.0 - 8.4

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Yes it it.
I have a BRITA filter for just filtering drinking water, and I tested tht water and it is below 6.0, but I don't think I'd use tht anyways because it would take forever to filter 5 gallons of that for a water change.
Yeah don't use the filter. It can strip minerals from the water.
Set a container of tap water out over night. Stir it occasionally then test it in the morning. That will be the real pH of your tap water.
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hello, I have a normal ten gallon, and I tested straight out of the faucet. I'll try wat u suggested hopefully it will go down some after adding plants, driftwood ect.
I also read tht almond leaves lower PH????
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Yeah don't use the filter. It can strip minerals from the water.
Set a container of tap water out over night. Stir it occasionally then test it in the morning. That will be the real pH of your tap water.
Haha beat ya to it lol
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Is this tank for saltwater or fresh water? And what type of fish?

Saltwater = Live Rock 1lb per gallon will balance it out to 8.0 - 8.4

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Nope fresh. Wanted to do reef but so expensive o.0
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Well, being as it's in the FRESHWATER section....


Let the water stand out for a day, or better yet test it after 24 hours with a bubbler in it. My parents' tap water goes from off the scale basic to 7.4 after sitting out for a bit.
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