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Old 08-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #1 
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Water Parameter Question

So I'm testing my boys' water... and the water here seems to have a very high pH, 8.2-8.4... Both of my boys seem okay with it, should I leave it be? Or would any of you recommend a pH lowering additive? Just curious - this is my first time testing the water params with my new kit. Yes, I read the instructions and I'm following them to a T haha Just need some opinions of those more experienced than I. Thank you!
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #2 
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Yep, you should just leave it be. API Master Test Kit?

Your fish can have a great deal of stress due to shock, those pH lower additives just waste your money and endanger your fish's life. Bettas can withstand those parameters.

If you really want to, you can add in IAL, driftwood, or washed dried oak leaves to naturally soften the water.
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Yep, the API Master Kit. I didn't figure I should worry about it too much, but with it being my first time, I figured I should check first :) Thank you!
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