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Old 03-25-2014, 08:41 PM   #1 
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Help. My LOCAL TAP WATER HAS A HIGH PH

Today i bought a new betta fish and i tested my bettas current water which read 7.2 and my 10 gallon "running for 2 weeks" has a ph of 7.6 or higher i cant tell but how should i go about placing my fish? should i just let him get used to the ph?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #2 
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You can do a slow drip acclimation! I love these, a good gentle way to acclimate your new fish to different water conditions. Basically place him in a bucket and slowly add water from your tank into his bucket over about an hour, hour and a half until you think the levels are about the same. This is when its really helpful to have a liquid master test kit.
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You can do a slow drip acclimation! I love these, a good gentle way to acclimate your new fish to different water conditions. Basically place him in a bucket and slowly add water from your tank into his bucket over about an hour, hour and a half until you think the levels are about the same. This is when its really helpful to have a liquid master test kit.
Oh thanks. I do own a couple of API liquid test kit.
Which are
1)ammonia
2)nitrite
3)ph

I also have 6 in 1 test strips but I don't use them often only 1 a week
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:52 PM   #4 
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They sell stuff at Petco that can lower that for you.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:04 PM   #5 
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I honestly wouldn't mess with the pH, it won't affect the fish unless its off the charts high or if you don't acclimate him. Would it be possible for you to get a high range pH liquid test? That seems it would be helpful here.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:18 PM   #6 
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I honestly wouldn't mess with the pH, it won't affect the fish unless its off the charts high or if you don't acclimate him. Would it be possible for you to get a high range pH liquid test? That seems it would be helpful here.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #7 
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Test you tapwater right from the tap. Let some tapwater sit for a day or two and test that. If you like, you can take it to your petstore to confirm it.

But it sounds like your tapwater is well within acceptable range for a Betta. Keep it clean and warm. He'll do fine.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:35 PM   #8 
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The pH of our water is pretty high, usually around 7.6~.8, and Flareon has never had a problem with it. As long as you acclimate your betta to the new water over at least 15 minutes he should be fine.
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