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Old 07-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #1 
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Rusty's Tank Water High PH Level

I just finished testing Rusty's water. His High Range pH from the API Freshwater Master Test Kit was 8.0
Will a partial change water change be needed or is this okay for now?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #2 
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The pH level isn't caused by fish poop or anything like that. If you're using tap water then that's where the pH level is coming from and you can't really change it. You can use chemicals but I highly suggest you don't. betta's are extremely adaptable and while that's not that high, it's really not going to hurt him at all. A stable pH level is what is good, not on that fluctuates everywhere! So 8.0 is totally fine.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:08 PM   #3 
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+1 Lil.

pH stability is much more important than the actual pH (unless it's off the charts). Fish can adapt to high or low pH but constantly changing it will cause them stress.
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Thank you both of you. Right now Rusty is just flaring underneath his tank light, swimming away and feeling the warmth of his water which is 81.9 degrees.
Perfect temperature for him.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #5 
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Sounds good to me! Mine have been getting up to 85-86 and my 33 gallon was up at 90 the other day o.o! crazy weather! lol
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