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Old 04-18-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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How much of a PH swing can a Betta take?

I'm getting a Betta in about 2 weeks. He's been living in RO water for over a year, but my water is 7.8-8.0 and a KH of 8. I don't want to destabilize my PH in the tank, nor do I want to shock him with a PH jump of 0.8. Can the Betta handle it? How would I acclimate him?
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How much of a PH swing can a Betta take?

When you get him, make a drip line with your tank water into his little cup. When the cup is full, pour some out and keep dripping your tap water in until you think it's almost completely your tap water. This is called drip acclimation. If he begins to look stressed, you might tighten the knots or tie more knots to make the drips come out slower.
To make a drip like you just use an airline tube like a siphon, except tie a bunch of knots in it to slow down the flow to a drip.
Betas are pretty hardy though so I think if you do this when you bring him home, he should be fine
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