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Old 05-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Using spring wAter

My ph using my tap water is 7.6 right now. I have Bolivian rams and an angel. Someone at my lfs told me I should try and lower my ph And said to use ro or spring water instead of my tap. If I do switch to spring water, will it hurt my fish because of the sudden change in ph? Anyone got any ideas on what's best?
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Anyone got any ideas on what's best?
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Spring water can contain contaminants and the fish will not be ready to respond to the sudden changes.
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Okay I know a stable ph is better. Will that high of a ph be okay?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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I have angels and some tetras and my pH is 8.2. They are fine
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Okay thanks. My main concern was the rams but i think they are okay
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