Originally Posted by JPic
I've read alot of things saying don't put your fish into your new tank until all the levels are safe. Here are my readings that I did. If anyone could help me out on how long till I can put fish in my tank that would be great.
High PH 8.2
Any advice would be great!
I got the tank and filter used and cleaned it up its only been up for a few days now. I put dechloronator in it and the temp is at about 81 right now.
Welcome to the forums! You are on the right trac.
I suggest adjusting the temp down a little. Depends on what type of fish you have and what you prefer, but I keep mine at about 77.
Your water has high ph like mine. (you go by the highest reading, so your ph is actually 8.2.) Some fish won't tolerate such high ph very well. What fish will you be adding?
You could add a couple small fish now, and an eye on the ammonia to make sure it doesn't go higher, and do frequent partial water changes while it finishes cycling. You want the ammonia to go down to zero eventually and the No3
(nitrates) to start showing up. I've done fish-in cycles with hardy fishes like guppies or mollies and it works fine, as long as you do frequent water changes.