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Old 02-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #1 
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What's the difference between PH and High Range PH? And do I need to test for both? AND what's the highest PH that is ok to have a betta in?
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #2 
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The difference between the two is that the 'regular' pH only tests the lower range pH (usually up to 7pH I believe) and the high pH test 7+. When you use the 'regular' pH, if it seems like the test says the pH is at its highest, double check with your high pH to see if it exceeds 7pH or not. When I first used the pH's it did that to me- my pH is about 7.2 but I wouldn't have known that if I didn't use th high pH. Usually betta's are pretty hardy and can tolerate in the 8.0 range- I believe the max is 8.2, but don't quote me on that; it's just the number I can recall coming up frequently when reading about it, but it's been a while since I've looked into it so it might not be 100% accurate. Sorry >.>;;
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #3 
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Bettas have a preference, but will adapt to whatever pH they are in.. and it's much safer to allow them to adapt to the pH rather then try to lower/raise it.. fluctuation can be deadly for them.

I honestly don't worry about it.. as I'm not showing my fish, nor breeding them.. and even then some don't mess with it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #4 
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^ Agreed 100%!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:38 PM   #5 
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lol and I agree on your post :) I don't know the science behind pH all too much, as it's been years since I've had to worry about it. I just know mine is low in my bettas' tanks so I just leave it be :P
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #6 
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I'm one of those with high pH, 8.0ppm here :) Mine do great in it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #7 
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My PH test says 7.6 and the high range PH test says 7.4....
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #8 
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How 'bout 7.5 to break even? xD
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:05 PM   #9 
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How 'bout 7.5 to break even? xD
Sounds good to me....I'll just write both in my journal for the fishies!!!
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