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Old 05-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #1 
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pH Levels

If my pH is a little high, do you think it's better that I use Conditioner or pH Down to try to lower them a little? (Or just leave it and see if he is adaptable to the level?)

* 5gal tank
* low flow filter
* temp is at 79
* pH is hovering between 7.0-7.2

In process of transitioning new Betta into tank. pH was at 6.8 - 7.0 earlier before I started floating him.

Thanks all!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:29 PM   #2 
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The best is 7.0 so you're safe. I think the Range is 6.5-8.0. That's what I think.
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The best is 7.0 so you're safe. I think the Range is 6.5-8.0. That's what I think.
Thanks! That's kind of along the lines of what I was thinking, but I wanted to get some other feedback just in case!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #4 
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IAL will bring down the PH and also condition the water...

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Old 05-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #5 
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It's safest not to mess chemically with the pH. Just use water conditioner. If you want to lower the pH, use natural methods such as Jeff suggested. Malaysian driftwood will also lower the pH.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #6 
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7.2 is not high at all, Bettas can tolerate pH levels from 6.0 ~ 8.0 so really, don't fret.

Like Bomb has said its best not to mess with pH, it can really mess things up.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #7 
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Thanks guys! I will continue monitoring it and only use conditioner or natural methods if needed. So grateful to have you guys!!
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