any tips on how to lower ph natural in a tank ??

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any tips on how to lower ph natural in a tank ??

Post by craigzeb » Mon May 16, 2011 10:45 pm

hi my zeb tank is fully cycled and gonna add some zebs very soon ph is currently at 7 to 7.5 i have caves and bog wood in any ways on lowering the ph to help the fish along

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Re: any tips on how to lower ph natural in a tank ??

Post by TwoTankAmin » Tue May 17, 2011 1:23 am

pH is fine, leave it alone. The wood may drop it some.

Mine spawn in pH 7.4 from tap.
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Post by Fern » Tue May 17, 2011 12:38 pm

You sound spot on!
Never use chemicals to alter PH you end up with a yo-yo effect on your PH from them....

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Post by Stevie.K » Tue May 17, 2011 9:16 pm

Hi Craig as TTA says your ph is fine water quality is more important.

Bogwood will naturally lower ph & I also use almond leaves which also reduces ph which I am not particually trying to do, I have had them spawn in 6.5 -7 ph.
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Post by Tankfull Tropicals » Sun May 22, 2011 11:33 pm

7.5 is not bad at all. What is your hardness likeÉ The safest way I know to lower ph is with an external filter full of Peatmoss. You will also get a tea color too. :idea:
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Post by craigzeb » Wed May 25, 2011 10:22 pm

ph is 7--7.5 nitrates at 12mg/l and gh is about 5 ???? not tested for kh as cant find a kit

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Re: any tips on how to lower ph natural in a tank ??

Post by adelaide887 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:11 am

Fern wrote:You sound spot on!
Never use chemicals to alter PH you end up with a yo-yo effect on your PH from them....

Good, nice suggestion, thank you for your analysis :loldude:
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