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by rynwilliams
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: problem reducing my PH
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

problem reducing my PH

Hi i have had my 4 zebra plecs for about a year now in the tank. The tds is around 120 and the but i cant get the PH below 8.0, i test my RO water and it is exactly 7.0 wyhen it goes in the tank. I have 4 caves, a piece of bog wood and 2 peat balls, when i do a water change it will go down to maybe ...
by rynwilliams
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Reducing PH level
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Reducing PH level

After a bit more research i have found SEACHEM NEUTRAL REGULATOR and also some peat balls, these are both said to lower ph to 7 or lower.

Also have been told that having my powerhead with the venturi on wont help as it may increase the ph.

Any other suggestions would be welcomed.
by rynwilliams
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Reducing PH level
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Reducing PH level

Also forgot to mention i have some wisteria planst in the tank, could these be causing the higher PH?
by rynwilliams
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: Reducing PH level
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Reducing PH level

I have my 2 ft tanks setup with my 4 zebra Plec's in it.

The temp is 31 and the TDS is 130.

My problem is tht the PH is 7.9-8.

I am using RO water mixed with normal tap water at around 85%/15%

How can i reduce my PH

I am using an external eheim filter and powerhead inside.
by rynwilliams
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new to plecos, Tank setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: new to plecos, Tank setup

So would you recommend i change out some of the water so maybe mix 70% Ro water to 30% tap, this will increase my Ph i think so i will need to get something to reduce this.

Anyone from the uk with Hard tap water, what do you use?
by rynwilliams
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: Wanted L046 Zebra Pleco's UK
Replies: 0
Views: 879

Wanted L046 Zebra Pleco's UK

Wanted L046 Zebra Pleco's UK

PM me with price I am after 4 in total
by rynwilliams
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new to plecos, Tank setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: new to plecos, Tank setup

I have got my tank setup now, using RO water i got it to 20ppm and PH 6.6

Is this ok for Plecos?

How often should i be doing water changes?
by rynwilliams
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new to plecos, Tank setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: new to plecos, Tank setup

I did check the tds and it was about 380ppm

I also do have a RO unit i use for my orchids, would a 50/50 mix work best or just mix it untill i get to 6.5PH
by rynwilliams
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new to plecos, Tank setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: new to plecos, Tank setup

My tap water is coming out at PH9, I havent got a kit for the kh as yet but hope this helps.
by rynwilliams
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new to plecos, Tank setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: new to plecos, Tank setup

I will get a testing kit for gh/kh/ph and post the results. So would an internal filter be ok, I have read that a larger filter is recommended to turn the water over quicker, what sort ofr l/ph should i be aiming for in a 125l tank? Also if i get a power head should it be on the same side as the fil...
by rynwilliams
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new to plecos, Tank setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

new to plecos, Tank setup

Hi, I have kepts tropical and marine fish tanks in the past so i am not a complete beginer but wanted to get some info on setting up a tank for the L046 zebra pleco. I am looking at getting a 125l tank After reading the forum it looks like i will need a power head and a filter, are internal filters ...