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Old 08-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Water quality

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I just got a 3 gallon freshwater tank and just tested the water (cycling tank) and my test said the hardness in ppm is 0-25 ppm, the alkanity is 120-300 ppm, and the ph is between 7.8-8.4 ppm. I was wondering if these levels are normal and If they aren't how do I raise/lower them? Like I said, I'm cycling, so will they change when I'm done cycling?

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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PH doesnt kill fish they can adapt , what kills fish are large swings in PH . you can lower the PH various ways if you want , my advice to you would be to decide what kind of fish you want to keep and then research those fish to see what enviornment they like , then create that in your tank . some fish thrive in soft acidic water , some in hard water .
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