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Kwaky
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PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)15:11    Post subject: How to lower pH? Reply with quote

Hey, my pH is at about 7.5 right now, but I need it to be 6.5. Any way of doing this?
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Destany
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PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)16:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are products that you can buy, but that can lead to a yo-yo effect... Did you test your tap pH?
Peat moss will release tannins into the water that will lower the pH, put it in the filter (after the water has passed throught the filter medium if you're using carbon or something) and change it every couple of weeks. It's really not that high, most fish will adapt to 7.5 okay. If you're wanting to breed fish or something that requires soft acidic water then you can use an RO Filter (reverse osmosis) or find some other way of adding distilled water to your tank... I'm sure there's a lot of other ways I'm forgetting.
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Kwaky
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PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)16:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have Tiger Barbs and I saw on many websites that they prefer pH of around 6.5 to 7.0... you think 7.5 is alright?
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PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your 7.5 is absolutely fine for itiger barbs.
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