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 Post subject: Question about Ph Levels in my new tank
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:54 pm 
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New 60 gal has been cycling for several days. No Ammonia, Nitrate, or Nitrite, but Ph has stayed steady at 7.8. Used the API Ph down since i am introducing angel fish i know that it needs to be at the highest 6.5. Any suggestions?????


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Ph Levels in my new tank
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:25 pm 
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Well my suggestion is to have a lot of air in your tank.Angels also like to have a retreat space from anything so a lot of plants would be good for them. Angelfish should not have a light on a lot but will survive with the high light for the plants.Water Changes should be done weekly. Well You Should Get Some Test Fish then move into another tank after a week.

Also You Should Use Ich Care Because It Saves You From Losing Them.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Ph Levels in my new tank
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:26 pm 
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Also P.H Should Be Around 6.8


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Ph Levels in my new tank
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:38 pm 

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jennyfish wrote:
New 60 gal has been cycling for several days. No Ammonia, Nitrate, or Nitrite, but Ph has stayed steady at 7.8. Used the API Ph down since i am introducing angel fish i know that it needs to be at the highest 6.5. Any suggestions?????


I don't usually like to use chemicals to alter the water chemistry unless it's an emergency because it's not a permanently stable solution. A natural way to lower the PH would be to add some driftwood or alternately (and more expensive) would be to run your water through a RO filter unit to lower and stabilize the PH. needless to say this takes longer then a chemical solution would.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Ph Levels in my new tank
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:40 pm 
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yeah driftwood would work but it clouds up the water and angels could stress out over the cloudiness.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Ph Levels in my new tank
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:58 pm 

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Sean wrote:
yeah driftwood would work but it clouds up the water and angels could stress out over the cloudiness.


good point Sean, driftwood (if not boiled and soaked well) will leech tanins into the water. these will make your water appear a little bit brown or dirty but is actually not harmful. the tanins are what soften the water over time and it will clear up eventually. like Sean says your angels could stress a bit if the water is super cloudy but it is not harmful and over time will lower your PH for them. another option would be to use peat in your filter (if you can add your own media)


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