Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-31-2023, 12:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2023
Posts: 31
Are these levels okay?

Iím a bit worried about the PH and High range PH levels and Nitrate.

PH - 7.6
High Range PH - 7.8
Ammonia- 0ppm
Nitrite - 0ppm
Nitrate - 5.0ppm

I recently got my old goldfish back after not having them for 7 years so Iím not used to the levels so much. Going by the booklet (API master test kit) it says these are okay, but wanted to check as Iím worried about it all.

The smaller one still isnít eating much and still staying in one spot, although he did have a good swim round earlier and sucking the pebbles. Is he still adjusting (moved them 6 days ago, tank fully cycled with original medium and water) or should I be worried? Thanks.

__________________
Charlotte-47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2023, 12:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Aiken Drum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 4,867
Nothing to worry about

Nitrate is fine. Lower the better, but anything below 20ppm is ok, many people keep fish successfully at much higher levels than that.

pH is at the higher end of optimum for goldfish, but its better to keep pH stable rather than trying to attain what you might consider optimum. Chasing pH levels usually leads to it fluctuating and that's much worse than just letting it settle where it wants to be.
__________________
Aiken Drum
Community Moderator
Aiken Drum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2023, 02:50 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2023
Posts: 31
That’s a real relief! Thank you.
__________________
Charlotte-47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
level

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nitrite and Nitrate levels... Fish okay??? Adamtron2000 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-30-2015 04:53 PM
0.25 ammonia levels okay? Achtemichuk Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 09-02-2011 01:45 AM
okay levels are improving jsmith Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 04-03-2011 09:01 PM
okay, okay PLEASE answer panza Saltwater Reef Aquaria 24 10-02-2008 12:23 AM
Test results, are these okay? pomme Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 12-02-2003 12:23 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.