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Old 08-29-2011, 01:59 AM   #1 
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Ph level may be a bit too high. HELP

So I recently purchased a Betta and before putting him into his new tank I tested everything. Ammonia and Nitrites were perfect. But PH seemed a bit high. I have the Master kit for water testing and I believe at highest the ph is 8.2.

I have some trouble with the color chart so it may be around 7.6 at the least.
I went ahead and tested the water in the little cup the Betta came in and it tested exactly the same. So I went ahead and put him in the tank anyway.
(Tank is a tetra Small wonders tank with a filter.)

http://www.petco.com/product/102093/...arium-Kit.aspx

My question is will my filter fix the PH level? We have purchased a Reverse Osmosis system for our house but it could be at least a month before we install it. (Its for us as well as the fish)

Now I do have the option to purchase RO water from my pet store if I need to. Should I go ahead and just do these as a temporary solution? or are my pH levels ok enough that my fish can wait?

really any information at all about Betta pH levels would be appreciated.
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I meant "Tetra Water Wonders" not Small wonders
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:40 AM   #3 
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If the ph is the same you shouldn't have a problem. bettas adjust to ph and its better to let them adjust then try to mess with it. i mean my waters very high like 8.5-6ish and all of mine are fine. The most i've noticed is my crowntails(Blackbird mostly) the fins will curl at the end. Doesn't harm them in any way and I''ve heard it being descibed as how hair frizzes in the humidity.

As for the water I have no clue seeing I just use well water
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If the ph is the same you shouldn't have a problem. bettas adjust to ph and its better to let them adjust then try to mess with it. i mean my waters very high like 8.5-6ish and all of mine are fine. The most i've noticed is my crowntails(Blackbird mostly) the fins will curl at the end. Doesn't harm them in any way and I''ve heard it being descibed as how hair frizzes in the humidity.

As for the water I have no clue seeing I just use well water
Thank you very much for your response It has helped put my mind at ease.
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