View Full Version : Is high pH usual in the first days of cycling?

01-15-2009, 03:10 AM
I just started my first fishless cycle yesterday, and while testing the ammonia today I did the pH for kicks. It is really high - I have to get a new high pH kit if I want to know what the reading is. Is this usual?


01-15-2009, 03:20 AM
whats your ph for your city water, or well, whatever u have cause that could answer your question

01-15-2009, 04:16 AM
Tap pH is 6.8.

Lady Hobbs
01-15-2009, 05:21 AM
pH is unstable during the cycling process. It will settle down once you are finished and have a mature tank.

01-15-2009, 03:58 PM
Thanks. I'll just keep following the fishless cycling instructions and wait for things to settle.