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Thread: Rapid Ph drops

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    So I'm in the process of cycling a 5 gallon aquarium (using one nerite snail already in it) and the ph keeps falling. I'll put in water thats right around 7.4, then when I check it the next day it drops to around 6.3. It's done this three separate times, each after a 50% water change. The tank contains black sand (from Petco), some driftwood, an anubias plant, some dwarf hairgrass, and a few ceramic caves and silk plants. Ammonia nitrate and nitrate levels are all ~0. the temperature is 74F/ Any idea whats going on?
    Last edited by Pele; 07-14-2014 at 09:08 PM.
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    The driftwood is leaking tannins which lower ph
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
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    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    But it was doing that before I added the driftwood, which i did because someone told me that raises ph. whoops. So other than removing the driftwood, what would you reccomend?
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    Um don't know exept chemicals because my ph has always been low, I know here is a way to aise with baking soda
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
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    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Although tannis can lower your pH, I do not believe it would lower the pH this much

    My only other thought is the CO2 levels in your water. If you do not have enough surface adjuration to oxygenate the water, the CO2 levels will rise and your pH can drop.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    The filter provides a decent flow, its a top fin 10 for a 5 gallon tank, and there's a decent amount of live plants so I don't think itd be that
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