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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I compared my tap water to the conditioned tap water and both my tanks. I had just done a 50% water change so at the time, everything was the same except the unconditioned tap water had a lower pH.

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post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 12:19 AM
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Free ammonia is what's dangerous. The higher the pH, the more free ammonia is present (by percentage). This chart explains that.

CNYKOI - Ammonia calculator

By this you'll see that, at 0.25ppm, the difference in free ammonia at 7.0pH and 8.0pH is not harmful at tropical water temperatures.

Of course, once your tank is cycled, this is a moot point.

EDIT: I don't see Prime affecting pH either way. What water conditioner are you using that does?

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Wierd...mine don't change after conditioner. Maybe .2, since my tap is about 7.6...or was. Hmm. I may have to investigate this more before acclimating my new males to the 10g.

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The water conditioner from Walmart... BettaSafe? I have pictures of the tests I did and the pH change is very apparent. But it could just possibly cause a false reading? I will have to test the water treated with prime once I get it, hopefully tomorrow.

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I really don't trust anything that says Betta-anything. I use Nutrafin Aqua Plus and API Stress Coat+ (you know, since Phy's a tail-biter).

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Yeah but walmarts all we have around here so I've been phasing out all my Walmart stuff but it will take awhile because it isn't free lol.

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I totally get that. But our walmart has the Nutrafin Aquaplus...not anything else, but it at least has that. Wonder why yours doesnt...hmm.

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I live in a small town? Our Walmart isn't very big.

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Ours isn't either, it doesnt even sell thermometers that work or have live fish anymore. And prlly never had bettas. Though now it leans towards betta items, like the tiny tanks, bad betta pellets and flakes....maybe mine's just wierd.

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Lol I think they are all slightly different depending on the managers and whatever.

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