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Old 10-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #11 
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Sorry if I offended you. I use black sand thing with calcium boost PH. So decorations affect PH.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #12 
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I'm using black petco sand.... other than an initial boug of bubblin up and floating all over the place, it was fine for me...
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #13 
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I'm using black petco sand.... other than an initial boug of bubblin up and floating all over the place, it was fine for me...
That's what I don't get. How can sand be perfectly fine for one person, and terrible for another. It doesn't make sense! I guess I'll find out if it's the sand in a few hours when my tap water test is over.
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Same with me floated up a while and sunk down 7.6 PH it is probably a decoration problem.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #15 
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So you don't have any liquid test kits?
I think you should pick them up. At least the nitrate test, will help a lot.
What sort of aeration do you have in this tank?
I'd do a 25% water change right now.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #16 
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I'm going to do a 25% water change now. The only decorations I have are a fake log and some silk plants. If it's not the sand, I might try testing the log just in case. I have an aqua clear 30 filter to aerate the tank. I'm going to do 100% water change next weekend maybe and just try starting over. I'll probably loose my remaining 2 cories though.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:46 PM   #17 
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How big is the smaller tank you have? If it's 5 gallons it'll be fine to put the cories in there for now.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:39 PM   #18 
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Hey wait cories and Bettas can supplement low oxygen levels with a labyrinth organ and low oxygen levels affect PH.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #19 
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How big is the smaller tank you have? If it's 5 gallons it'll be fine to put the cories in there for now.
I have a 10 gallon that my betta who has fin rot is living in until he recovers. He will then move into the 20 gallon with the cories. I could put the cories in there, but I wanted to medicate my betta soon and I don't think I could do that with the cories. Should I put the cories in the 10 gallon and wait to medicate until after I fix the ph?

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Hey wait cories and Bettas can supplement low oxygen levels with a labyrinth organ and low oxygen levels affect PH.
I have never heard of this before, but how does low oxygen affect the ph. Does it make it higher or something?
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Never mind high oxygen is higher PH and low oxygen is lower PH but what is temp?
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