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05-20-2013, 10:58 PM #21
Hi there, IMO unless you're planning on breeding a particular species that requires a lower ph to spawn the most important thing is a stable ph. If your water is soft you may need to add some crushed coral to the filter to help stabilize the ph but other than that it's easier for you and your fish to just maintain your ph where it is._______________________________________________
05-21-2013, 12:09 AM #22Member Molly
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So with a pH of 7.6-7.8 do you think it can be harmful to me fish?
Do you think I will be very limited as to what I can get?>
05-21-2013, 01:02 AM #23
My ph is 7.6 out of the tap with a kh of 3 (soft water) and I have Black Phantom, Red Eye, Serpae Tetras, Bolivian Ram, Oto and Corydoras catfish and all do well. Make a spreadsheet of the fish you like, note their requirements and go from there. Stable ph is most important and a completely cycled tank before adding more fish._______________________________________________
05-21-2013, 04:17 AM #24
05-21-2013, 01:56 PM #25
In general, as long as fish are properly acclimated before being put into the tank, most fish will do well - consider the fact that many people order fish online and they are coming from all different pH levels.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
05-21-2013, 03:57 PM #26
Neons are really not a good choice for a new tank, especially an uncycled one.
05-21-2013, 05:09 PM #27
*Sorry for some reason I did not see the other posts, maybe the site did not fully refresh. :(
Last edited by ijankrom; 05-21-2013 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Oh, now I see the other posts.25 Gal - Tropical
Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
Fish - 8 Blackskirt Tetras, Red Wag Platy, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
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Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project