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Old 03-17-2013, 01:06 AM   #41 
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What pH is considered 'ideal' for Bettas? If we start with the ideal pH, then incorporate a variation of +/-0.4, this might give us a target range to strive for.
6.8 to 7.4 is considered optimal for bettas.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #42 
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I have been fishless cycling, and really not paying attention to ph, since it did not seem to be an issue. However, I moved my tanks to the office (causing great distress to my plants) and now my pH is reading 8.2.

That seems too high to plop a betta into, without trying to get a stable, lower pH.

I have spring water readily available, but I hate to get into mixing. I am sure it won't be perfect, causing pH swings.

Heavily planted tank, zero readings currently on all tests. Big ol' algae outbreak I will dealing with on Thursday (H2O2 and Excel).

Any ideas to bring it down, or should I just ignore it for now? No immediate plans to add fish until the tank is more stable. Snails seem fine.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #43 
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Peat moss in the filter is generally thought to be the safest, most reliable way to naturally lower the pH. :)
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #44 
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Thank you! I have some around somewhere. I will give that a try.
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