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    read that link I posted few post up. it will walk you thou it better then I can.
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    Ok so I'm in the middle of water change (waiting for the new water to be room temp). How do you keep the pH between 6.4-6.8 without chemicals?
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    Do NOT use pH Down or any product that just says it lowers pH. You need to look for an acid buffer product like Seachem Acid Buffer, which keeps the pH down by removing some of the water's ability to buffer itself back to alkaline. pH Down will drop pH temporarily, but it will keep rebounding until you add enough to finally overwhelm the innate buffering ability of the water. This holds especially true for hard water situations. Look to drop pH by 1 unit in about 5 days, or 0.2 units per day.
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    Unless the fish is very sensitive, which usually equals a rare fish, the pH doesn't really matter as long as its stable and not at the extremes.
    Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
    - 29g FW - Community
    - 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
    For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.

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    This is the Acid Buffer I have.

    http://www.seachem.com/products/prod...cidBuffer.html

    It's by Seachem but says nothing about taking away the waters ability. Oh, I appreciate this help very much.
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    that will work.
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    So when I get the pH to that range how often do i test it? Every water change or more often?
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    before and after the water changes. norm water changes are weekly in my book.

    but as your cycling it will be more. you should test ALL the water lvl daily until your water is cycled. you will need to add the buffer to the water " in your bucket" before you add it to your tank. and test it before adding it to your tank so you can make sure that the ph is the same.. we do not want a ph shock on the fish now...

    I test my water every two days or so, but I am a bit of a water lvl freak.
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    I have a master test kit on the way that uses suction cups to mount inside the tank that measures pH, ammonia, temp., nitrate and nitrites. So that should help me a lot
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    no a liquid test kit like this one..



    The one that hangs in the tank is just a monitor, I would get the liquid test kit as well, and I have never used one of the hanging one so..
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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