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need help lowering ph

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Leslie, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    how do you bring down the ph in a tank?

    Mine is a little high and i didnt know if there was any other ways to bring it down besides getting the ph down stuff. i cant seem to find it.
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    What is it exactly ?
     
  3. noshow discus

    noshow discus New Member

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    peat moss umm drift wood breaking down over time but you dont want to drop it fast if you have fish in the tank can only go like point 2 per day or risk hurting the fish
     
  4. Dox13

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    What is your ph in your tank?
     
  5. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    That's what I'm waiting to hear also. With the fish she has she shouldn't have to worry about her pH.
     
  6. crazedpuffer

    crazedpuffer New Member

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    You really don't have to worry about altering PH, fish can adjust to stable PH, but when you try to alter PH it often does much more harm than good.
     
  7. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    That's correct, especially with the fish she currently has.
     
  8. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    sorry everyone. i have been busy. ph was i think 7.6. i changed half the water in it today. fish are doing good still just the frog acts funny.
     
  9. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Leave your pH as it is. There's no need to lower it.
     
  10. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i thought it was suppost to be 7.0??
     
  11. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    No. Petco/Petsmart keep their tanks at 7.0 because of all the fish they keep. 7.6 is fine for your fish. A stable pH is much better for fish then a pH that fluctuates because you have to add chemicals to lower/raise it.
     
  12. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    ok. would it be okay if i use bottled water? well more like the gallon jugs at walmart?
     
  13. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Yeah. I'm not sure what the pH of bottled water is, I assume 7.0. Why would you want to use bottled water for the tank ?

    Just looked up a few things and bottled water pH can vary widely.
     
  14. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    it would be easier for me to carry mostly and to tell how much water i am actully taken out of the tank, and to mix the aqua stuff with the water. I also thought about getting one of the 5 gallon buckets from homedepo so i can premix the water with the aqua stuff. ( i hurt my knee today and need to not do so much)
     
  15. Anthony

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    Personally I do the 5 gallon bucket thing. I don't pretreat the water but that's because I have a home filtration system that filters everything.
     
  16. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i thought about using a brita thing but i didnt know if that would work or not.
     
  17. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    You could. You'd still have to test your water after to make sure it's usable though.
     
  18. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    ill just do the 5 gal bucket. will it be okay to premix it too??
     
  19. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Yeah, that's fine. ;)
     
  20. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    ok. thanks. i wanted to make sure. i will mix the water before i try to put it in the tank. dont want the stuff to set at the bottom.