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    Can you look at my PH test and tell me what you think?

    My ph was always around 7.0

    Today I added my fish 5 hrs ago and I just tested my water and results are:
    Ph?
    Amm 0ppm
    NO2 0ppm
    NO3 0ppm

    I cant tell if the Ph test is saying its towards 6.0ppm because the color is off so I did a High Range Ph test and Im posting pictures so someone can tell me what they think the Ph is.

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    THE PH IS ON THE LEFT AND THE HI RANGE PH IS ON THE RIGHT???
    Last edited by BigPoppa; 05-04-2012 at 06:37 PM.

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    You are measuring a pH of 6.0 or lower. If your pH was super high the normal-range pH test would come out a dark blue-green, not yellow.
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    Is 6.0ppm too low?

    It was always 6.8-7.0.

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    it depends on the fish and all that, but I think in any case if you find that your pH changed you should want to know WHY it's changed.

    Have you tested the pH of your tap water (assuming that's what you filled your tank with)? Recently?
    ammonia and nitrite can change a pH reading but you're not detecting either of those... what's in the tank as far as substrate/hardscape (wood, rocks, etc)?
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    The fish are guppies I just added them this morning along with a couple snails and a couple peices of guppy grass.

    The tap water Ph level is 7.0

    My tank has been 7.0 since I started it(read My 10 gallon adventure thread) for what Ive been going thru since starting tank as I didnt follow proper cycling.

    4 hours after adding my fish my Ph is now 6.0

    Do I need to do anything or just be patient?

    PS I have no wood just blue aquarium gravel and a few plastic plants and a fake stone.

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    I read through your journal and I'm stumped. I can't think of a reason your pH would drop like that. how are the fish doing?
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    They seem to be doing ok. They are hanging out together on top of tank towards the back.

    I fed them a while ago and they ate good.

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    I would repeat the pH test after you've rinsed out the test tube to see if your result changes.

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    Maybe the addition of the fish caused the Ammonia to go up and that in turn messed with your pH? I'm not sure, maybe someone else will chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    I would repeat the pH test after you've rinsed out the test tube to see if your result changes.
    I rinsed everything out good and did another test.

    Ph 6.0
    Amm 0ppm
    NO2 0ppm
    NO3 0ppm

    Do I need to do something to bring this Ph up some?

    Fish are exploring the tank and look good. I feed them tetra flakes earlier and blood worms just now and they ate good both times.

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