Thread: PH problem
08-09-2011, 10:52 PM #1
My aquarium water is high in Ph, alkalinity, and hardness. My Ph is about 8.4 and I would like some suggestions on how to lower it. It is a 55 gallon aquarium. I have tried Ph down but so far I have not noticed any changes. If you know of any tricks or solutions please let me know.If you can't beat 'em join 'em.
08-09-2011, 10:55 PM #2
08-09-2011, 10:56 PM #3
I have driftwood in the tank right now but I don't believe it is helping much.If you can't beat 'em join 'em.
08-09-2011, 10:58 PM #4
08-09-2011, 11:02 PM #5
On my other thread I listed the fish I was going to stock it with. Will they adjust to the High Ph?If you can't beat 'em join 'em.
08-09-2011, 11:05 PM #6
08-09-2011, 11:09 PM #7
Yeah for right now. But what should I do when I get a pair of German Blue Rams?
Last edited by zolton13; 08-09-2011 at 11:16 PM.If you can't beat 'em join 'em.
08-09-2011, 11:25 PM #8
I read that peat moss helps lower the Ph. Will that turn my tank yellow?If you can't beat 'em join 'em.
08-10-2011, 12:31 AM #9
Peat moss in the filter will help, I'm not sure about it turning the tank colors though. Driftwood is supposed to help but I have it in my tanks and it didn't really make a difference. Indian almond leaves will make the water soft and leach tannins into the water which make a more natural setting for fish like rams. Please don't mess with ph down, I've been down that road and it lowers your ph for like 5 minutes, its just a waste of money.
08-12-2011, 01:10 AM #10
If you are buying your blue rams from a reputable LFS ask them where they got the fish. If they are locally raised or [as is the case in my LFS] raised by one of the employees and sold as needed in the store they may have grown up more accustomed to the high PH and hardness of the water in your area.