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Old 10-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #21 
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I've never heard that either...

How bad is the fin rot? It should go away on it's own, really.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #22 
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Really I always assumed it was common knowledge but you have to admit it helps explain the labyrinth.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #23 
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In the summer, the temp was at about 82, but now it's at 78-80. Does this mean that the oxygen levels are low?
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Uh, yea... that's not true.. That's not having any effect on your pH.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:50 PM   #25 
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Well, I apologize.....aside from agreeing with you about the shells and rocks, that was not my intention nor did I see that thats what I was doing.

Hmm...it really does sound like its the sand then.....thats strange. I wonder why this sand would cause this kind of problem for some and not others? I would assume it would all come from the same place....and I've bought locally and ordered online with no problems....

Could there be limestone in the sand...i was reading an article about limestone in rocks being the cause of high PH, makes me wonder if their could by chance be lyme in the sand??
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what is the pH testing out of the tap?

Without that reading it is impossible to say what might be causing the pH to swing so much.

Usually a pH swing of a few points is not something to worry about, on certain more fragile fish then yes it can be a problem. Most fish in the hobby these days are all tank raised and not wild caught so can withstand a lot more parameter changes.
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Uh, yea... that's not true.. That's not having any effect on your pH.
It is true oxygen content affects PH but that is not the reason in this case.
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pH is 7.5 out of tap and 9 in the tank..
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It was in Peter hiscocks aquarium plants.
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Knowing the water hardness will also help, you can find this from your local supply company on their website.

What exactly, brand substrate are you using?
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