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Old 05-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #1 
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Wierd PH changes?

Hi!
I had tested the waters for two of my bettas today, and came up with weird PH changes.
Thai's tank has a ph of 7.6 and Autumn's has a ph of 6.6
The only difference between their homes is the plants and one has cuttlebone in it (Autumns, and the cuttlebone is for my snail who is on the other side of the divider), while the other has a coconut hut.
The plants, I don't know if they can do that (i'm assuming not?), but just in case:
Thai has an anubias nana, aponogetin bulb, and a moss ball.
Autumn has a java fern and a moss ball.

They both have the same gravel and rocks.
The water conditioner I use is Tetra Aqua Aqua Safe with bioextract.
I was using prime but ran out.

Does anyone know if a cuttlebone or coconut will change the ph?
What about the water conditioner i'm using?
Would Seachem flourish excel change the PH?
I have been using that for the past couple of days...
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #2 
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I'm pretty sure Excel has CO2 in it, which in high amounts would indeed raise the PH. I'm not an expert though, so dont quote me on it XD hehe.
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Oh, thanks!
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Hmm...maybe I added too much to Thai's tank. I did do a water change today without adding it though.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #4 
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Additional CO2 in the water would LOWER the pH, making it more acidic.

Considering it is something for plants, I would not be surprised if it had CO2 in it (although as Bettafish15 said, I have no idea)
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