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    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.
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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?>

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    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.
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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?>
    Like we said before. NO!

    Water hardness is way more important. Unless that's really low like a GH of 3 or less there's no reason to do anything. Even with a GH of 3 the only reason to do anything is to prevent ph crashes.

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    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.

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    Neons are really not a good choice for a new tank, especially an uncycled one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse155 View Post
    Also right now I have some tacky blue gravel in my tank and I am getting substrate on Tuesday. Is there any way I can put the substrate in the tank without destroying the cycle?
    I did not see a response from anyone regarding your question regarding the substrate. The beneficial bacteria live primarily in your filter media very little is in the gravel so changing it out won't effect the tank all that much. Also neon's are a sensitive fish, so I suggest testing frequently and complete necessary water changes until you know the tank is fully cycled.

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