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Old 06-28-2013, 06:45 AM   #11
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My ph is also 8.0-8.2 and the fish are fine. Test the water in the bag that the fish come in from your LFS (or ask them what their ph usually runs) I bet it is high too. As others said, ammonia and nitrite spikes are deadlier than ph. Make sure you acclimate your fish before putting them in your tank.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:46 AM   #12
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Also you should get a high ph test kit from API, no need to use the ph kit since you're ph is high.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:01 AM   #13
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Thanks for that Bix, I will get a high range PH tester this weekend and I have access to the nitrate/nitrite testers at work, I was really careful putting the guppy s in, they all look like they're smiling
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #14
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Agreed. an 8.0 pH is perfectly fine. It's what I keep all 6 of my tanks at. The only time you need to worry about changing pH is when you are keeping overly sensitive fish like a discus.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #15
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Agreed. an 8.0 pH is perfectly fine. It's what I keep all 6 of my tanks at. The only time you need to worry about changing pH is when you are keeping overly sensitive fish like a discus.
Thanks for that, I won't be so paranoid about the PH .....my five guppies seem pretty happy at the mo, looking forward to adding different species in a few weeks.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:53 AM   #16
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Update on my new tank, three weeks in four plants looking healthy, eight guppys all happy, PH still a little high but ammonia, nitrites and nitrates all good
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:30 AM   #17
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Update on my new tank, three weeks in four plants looking healthy, eight guppys all happy, PH still a little high but ammonia, nitrites and nitrates all good
Very nice! Glad things are going well
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