Originally Posted by craiger75
Is there any way to lower my ph without buying yet another product? I just got a reading of 7.6 and the high ph was actually lower (yes, i did it right) - lol! And, is this really an issue? He seems fine, it's my plants that are turning weird colors from what I think is probably too much alkalinity in the water among other things.
Wow kj, that's the second avatar i've seen on here that bears a striking resemblance to my betta - Too cool
7.6 is fine. actually anywhere between 6.5 and 8.5 (and aome say even 9) is ok.
Stability is what you should be concentrating on. avoiding ph fluctuations ensure a stable environment. I personally like the water a little harder to maintain this stability. the PH of my water is generally around 7.6 as well.
Add IAL is great and a natural water softener. I do like the color of banana leaves better tho :O just personal preference but :)
Most plants are happy with a higher PH. when plants turn yellow, it means that you may not have enough iron in the water........ or...... yoir lighting is not sufficient....or too much :O. or maybe the roots are rotting... too many possibilities here, lol. but it is highly unlikely that the PH induced the reaction from the plants.
Annnnnnnnnndddd *avoid* all PH changing shelf products! lol.