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Old 12-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #11 
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How would you get pH down?
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:53 PM   #12 
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API makes stuff called, pH Down. They also make, pH Up. It adjusts the pH.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #13 
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yah me too!
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:15 PM   #14 
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Don't bother with that. Your fish is used to the ph now. Messing with it can create WAY more problems then it solves. The stress of the constantly changing ph can mess your fish up worse then leaving it go. Every time you add new water (or in Scuito's case - change your water) you'd have to change it up or down and those products don't always work properly.

My betta has been living happily in a ph that's 7.4-7.6. Before that it was almost 8 but I added some driftwood. You can try that for a smaller more gradual change but it might brown up your water a bit for a while. Stable ph is more important then a certain target number.

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Oh okay! =] I'm glad to hear that. Also, Scuito has a live plant in his tank. That I am hoping will help with the ammonia.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:38 PM   #16 
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well is a pH of 8 fine do you think..?
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:23 PM   #17 
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I agree with Vaygirl.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:15 PM   #18 
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If your ph is 8 you might be better off keeping fish that love a high ph then trying to fool with your ph to match a betta. Or your betta could adapt to it just fine. It depends on the fish. Some might do fine.

Though before I got a betta I'd ask the store what their ph is. With a possible difference that high I'd acclimate the fish using a drip method over a couple of hours. (look this up on google for an explanation). I had to do this with my cories because the store ph was a 7 and mine's 7.6. I didn't want to chance losing them at all. And they're fine today. Happy and healthy.
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