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Old 05-16-2008, 08:14 PM   #1 
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how do i

How do i lower the ph level in my fish tank my
Ammonia is at 0.25
no2 is at 0
no3 is in between 5.0 and 10
pH is at 7.6 is that good or bad if any one can help thanks
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:19 PM   #2 
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20-25% percent water changes every day, they have ph up/down at lfs's, but i would really reccomend that, because i heard it messes with your tank.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #3 
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and as far as it being good or bad it depends on the fish that you have, im guessing that u have a betta, bettas do best in 7.0 i think, but they can adapt to just about any ph, as long as its not too much higher or lower than 7.0, i think i could be wrong, but i hope this helps
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i have bettas and a mystery snail and thanks i will just try the water changes every day
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:23 PM   #5 
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glad to help bro, if that doesnt work, go on some websites and read reviews about the ph up/down, or ask around on this site about it. I know my ph is about 7.2 and my fish are doing great
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:29 PM   #6 
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Welllll...have you tested your tap water pH? If it's also 7.6 then water changes won't do you any good of course. Try a piece of driftwood or filtering over a bit of peat.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #7 
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what is peat
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:37 PM   #8 
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what is peat
Decayed plant matter that releases tannic acids causing the water to acidify.

See this.
http://www.aqua-fish.net/show.php?h=aquariumpeat
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:49 PM   #9 
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dose the driftwood do the same thing a peat. Also dose peat really change the water brown. I dont know what to do thanks for the link though but i dont know if i want my ph to go down to 4-5 i want it to go down but not to much because the snail needs 7.5
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:53 PM   #10 
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I wouldn't really worry about trying to drop your pH. Most fish will be able to adapt to that pH, and lowering it below 7.0 will cause your snail's shell to erode.
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