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Old 10-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #1 
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ph, stress and decor

I have ph tester strips and they are saying my ph 6.2, our water at home is way to hard so I buy jug water and then still put the D-Klor natural chemical free dechlorinator with aloe veto that enhance protective slime provides vitamin C. Im thinking about changing my decoration if he doesn't seem to like them besides the hammock and around were the heater is.

I got him today in the mail and got him set up. He is a lot lighter than what he looked when I ordered him, but I'd think maybe that is due to stress and I think that is why his fin looks like little issue. The lady said to you a mirror and I did that but he flares up only once. I think maybe he is still tired/stressed maybe.

Ideas I might be over reacting on this but I just want to do everything I can for him
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:17 AM   #2 
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Are those D-Chlor tablets? I highly recommend that you get a small bottle of Prime conditioner by Seachem, Use 2-drops/gallon with water changes.

Your fish is probably a little shocked from this traveling. Keep his tank warm and dark for a few days to let him get used to his new home. Don't change anything right now.

Test strips are not that accurate when measuring pH. So you really don't know what it is. Don't worry about it. And don't do anything to change it. He'll get used to it.
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Thank you for your help. What is the best ph test
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Don't worry about his pH. But if you want to really see what his water is like, get one of these: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/API-Freshwater-Master-Test-Kit/dp/B000255NCI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384687398&sr=8-1&keywords=API+master+test+kit]Amazon.com: API Freshwater Master Test Kit: Pet Supplies[/ame]

It will tell you your pH, plus ammonia, nitrite and nitrate when you go to cycle your tank some day.
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Can you copy the link again plz i can't get it to go over top much extra stuff
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http://www.amazon.com/API-Freshwater...aster+test+kit

Or you can look this up on Amazon:

API Freshwater Master Test Kit

(It's a much smaller URL over on the TFK side of this forum. I wonder why.)
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