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Thread: Calcium

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    Is Calcium going to raise a pH level past 8.3 if I leave it in the tank? I also want have Jewel Cichlids in with Mainganos, so I want to know if they are sensitive to pH.

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    I've never kept jewel cichlids so I am not familiar with their pH requirements.

    Calcium doesn't raise pH.

    Regarding mainganos, however I wouldn't worry too much about pH (tweaking or striving for 8.0+) when keeping aquarium-bred mbuna's, unless your pH is very low (below, say 7.0).
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

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