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Old 08-07-2009, 10:57 PM   #1 
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My water parameters are all out of wack in my Betta tank!

Hey everyone, I have my Betta in a 10gallon tank with a filter.

My pH is extremely low. It is lower than 6.0 and I can't get it to raise! I never had a major pH problem in any of my other tanks so I only know the basics about it.

First, I tried "pH up" for a few days, nothing happened.

Second, I did some water changes and still nothing had happened.

I just put some coral and crushed coral in my tank in the beginning of the week. I read some where that doing so would raise my pH slowly.

I tested my water today and it still hasn't gone GH is 120+ and my KH is 40 or lower.

I know that the beneficial bacteria will die off when the pH is lower then 6.0.

If anyone can help me with my problem that would be awesome.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:17 AM   #2 
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Did you try a water change? Test your clean water before you put it in though. I've noticed that usually that tap water is more basic than acidic, but I don't know if that's the same case for you. ):

I know the pH drops gradually over time because of the wastes your fish produces...
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