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pH in tank vs pH of tap water

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I am hopping to put some drift wood into my betta tank (10 gallon) to naturally lower the pH as it is a little high (8.2). My fear with this is that when i do water changes my tap waters pH will be drastically higher than my tanks pH which would stress my betta. Any tips on what i should do for this problem? I also have indian almond leaves to try to lower the pH but i haven’t put them in yet (or the driftwood). Please help I am very scared for my betta and do not want to stress/kill him.
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You can mix distilled with the tap water to lower pH. You'll need to experiment to figure out the proper ratio. Spring and drinking water have pH so you don't want to use those.
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