pH continuously going up. - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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pH continuously going up.

So, I've been in a little uh .. Situation like this for a while now. My beloved betta's are fine they're not sick or sore or unhappy it's just the water I'm worried about. It's unfiltered, treated and the perfect level when they're in then the next day the pH rises and I'm struggling to keep it down. I stopped bothering after a while because I felt as if I was harming my fish with the pH down.

Someone suggested it could be the gravel and then told me to put driftwood in with them? Another suggestion was leaves but I'm not entirely sure which.

Any other ideas?
Please don't be rude.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 08:24 PM
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Yeah, driftwood definitely would be good. Peat is also a good addition.

Mixing distilled water with tap water can lower the PH.

HOWEVER, never just add straight distilled water to your tank. Make sure it's pre-mixed (with tap) and pre-conditioned first.

I'm meticulous when I have to do it, so I let it sit for a day and then test the PH before adding it.

How high is your PH reading currently?
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