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Thread: Tank pH

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    Hi guys,
    I've finally got a cycled tank and now need to lower my pH. It is between 7.4-7.6 and for my ideal fish I need it around 6.4-6.6. Any good ideas on how to lower pH? I don't know if my water has a buffer in it and I'd prefer not to have to buy another piece of equipment. Thanks :)

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    Most of my post here: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=112018 Is relevant for you also.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    +1 to Goes to 11

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

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    @Goes to 11: having read your post did your German blue ram get the color back? That's the fish I am considering that's why I ask.

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    I've also got appistogrammas going in there with tetras and angelfish

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    Um...

    That is vafas GBR and he only got it yesterday.. [I posted the reply to the OP].

    These things take more time than that generally and we have no info on the acclimation used there which is definitely a factor wrt stress when moving fish between differing parameters.


    EDIT: What size tank is this?
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Hardness is a lot more relevant than ph. Soft water you can nudge down with things like wood or elder cones. Hard water you better mix in reverse osmosis water or look for other fish to keep.

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    My tank is 46 gallon tank. I have soft water and am on city water.

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    if you want German blue ram's go ahead and get one(after your tank has been established for 2 months)
    PH shouldn't stop you. just remember these fish are sensitive.
    i would drip acclimate rams.
    if you don't know what that is there is a sticky about it in the beginner section.

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