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I am starting my new tank and I asked about a heater, but also really could use your help on water. I live in Denver and in 2020 Denver water raised their pH levels to 8.5 to 9.2. I don't want to use chemicals to lower the pH because in the past that just caused fluctuations and to me is much more dangerous than a constant pH level. What about spring water? Do any of you know a good brand with a suitable pH level?
 

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Hi,

I only use spring water as our water is horrible. I use a local brand in our area, but have also used Wal-Mart's spring water, too. If you get a small bottle to test, I think you will find that the ph is somewhere around 7.5 to 7.8.

If you want it lower, you can always add Indian almond leaves to the tank. They will lower the ph just a little, but will help with betta health a lot. The tannins that the leaves produce will tint the water brown, but the tannins contain some slight anitbacterial and antifungal properties. And bettas love both the tannins and the leaves, lol!

Hope this helps! :)
 
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