No matter what any LFS
says about pH products... we follow a wise statement here.
"It is much better to maintain a stable pH, than strive for a perfect one."
Trying to change your pH with chemicals will cause more stress on the fish than just letting them adapt to it.
My tap runs around 7.0 and I keep everything from tropical fish, coldwater dojo loaches, and even a Jack Dempsey cichlid in the 7.0 pH range. They are all used to it and happy.
The only time to worry about pH and take action is when it is below 6.0 or above 9.0. Then you can use natural remedies to buffer it to a safe level.
EDIT: discus can be the exception to the pH statement above. You don't acclimate discus to your conditions, you acclimate your conditions to the discus. Due to their great sensitivity.
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