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Old 01-22-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Restarted 5 gallon, pH 8.4

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I'm new and have a recently restarted 5 gallon tank that my college daughter had in her dorm room. It's been going about a week. The tank has a Biobag Whisper filter. I added three white cloud mountain minnows on Sunday 1/20/13.

Ammonia, nitrite and nitrates are 0. I know the cycle is in the beginning stages. However my pH is 8.4. I tested the well water that I filled the tank with and it's pH is 7.0. I had an airstone going in a decorative volcano in the tank. I have turned that off thinking that may be driving up the pH. I'll test again today.

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Hi,

I'm new and have a recently restarted 5 gallon tank that my college daughter had in her dorm room. It's been going about a week. The tank has a Biobag Whisper filter. I added three white cloud mountain minnows on Sunday 1/20/13.

Ammonia, nitrite and nitrates are 0. I know the cycle is in the beginning stages. However my pH is 8.4. I tested the well water that I filled the tank with and it's pH is 7.0. I had an airstone going in a decorative volcano in the tank. I have turned that off thinking that may be driving up the pH. I'll test again today.

~ Annie
Welcome to AA! A steady ph is most important, most fish can adjust to ph
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Welcome to the forum. As stated. Stability is key. Swings in pH over and over is what will harm your fish.
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