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    I had a fish tank and the Ph was around 5 (everything in it died). I put in Ph up and havent measured it yet, but do i put more ph up during water changes to replace the water lost, or do i just put it in in the beginning. Do i put it for the amount of water im changing or the amount in the tank? Im just getting started in the hobby so im still a noob sorry.

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    Measure the PH of your source water first, like tap water. Let the container with the water sit out for 24 hours before measuring the PH. If you have an air stone and air pump, put the air stone in the container so that it will allow the gases in the water to equalize with the air.

    If your tank water does not match up to the source water, then something happened to your tank to cause a ph of 5.

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    What is your water source ph?...do you use tap?...draw a sample, and test it after 24 hours

    What test kit do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    What is your water source ph?...do you use tap?...draw a sample, and test it after 24 hours

    What test kit do you use?

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    Dang it, Rock!!!
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    Measure the PH of your source water first, like tap water. Let the container with the water sit out for 24 hours before measuring the PH. If you have an air stone and air pump, put the air stone in the container so that it will allow the gases in the water to equalize with the air.

    If your tank water does not match up to the source water, then something happened to your tank to cause a ph of 5.
    Um im sorry but that wasnt my question. I just wanted to know if i should use ph up during water changes or just use it once. (i do not have an air pump or air stone)

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    The reason we ask is because a ph of 5.0 is dangerously low, not even beneficial bacteria will survive
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