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Old 02-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #1 
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Raising the Ph of water

I was wondering how to safely raise my Ph. It's only 5.0
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #2 
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Why do you wanna rise it? .__.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #3 
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Because I read betta's like it in the 6.5 range
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #4 
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5.0 is not so far out of their range that they won't adapt to it. :) If it isn't too far out of the ideal, it's better to allow them to adapt to the new pH rather than fiddle with it chemically, which can cause fluctuations.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:52 PM   #5 
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I think having low PH is much better than having high PH. Be glad!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #6 
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You don't want to mess with it.. any chemical you add in there to raise it will work for all of an hour and then it will start lowering once more, which causes fluctuations and that is what will harm your fish and could even kill if it's changes drastically.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #7 
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Any natural ways I can raise it?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #8 
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Yes, but they aren't controllable. For instance, you can add Texas Holey Rock, but that will raise it quickly and dangerously to a pH of around 8. Honestly, your betta will be just fine with a pH of 5. :)
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #9 
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u can add a small piece of chalk, white chalk, very small piece, and let it dissolve
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #10 
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Still not ideal, Aluka. Again, it's harder to control than adding a few drops of chemicals, and there is no need to raise the pH anyway.
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