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  1. Default Raising PH Should I Worry?


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    I about to do a Malawi peacock and hap tank and I know the ph should be in the 8s but mine aren't more like 7.4 7.6ish. I successfully kept mbuna 2 years ago without any percaution to my ph had no deaths no sick fish due to that. Should I bother buffering my water this time ? If so how much crushed coral do you think I will have to add to the filter to get a leap in Ph?
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    And by the way I feel captive bred fish are nowhere near as sensitive to wild caught fish which is why I pretty much ignore slight water preferences is it right to do so on my part?
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    What is your tap water? If your tap water is the same as your mbuna tank, then some crushed coral or shells in the tank will raise the pH naturally.

    But if the tank is not done cycling, I wouldn't worry about the pH yet. It's always kind of wonky during the cycling process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    What is your tap water? If your tap water is the same as your mbuna tank, then some crushed coral or shells in the tank will raise the pH naturally.

    But if the tank is not done cycling, I wouldn't worry about the pH yet. It's always kind of wonky during the cycling process.
    Its weird i just filled up the tubes straight from my kitchen faucet and it reads in between 8.4-8.8 but from my tank its more like 7.4-7.8 ? i never thought my tap was that much does water conditioner have an effect of the readings? Heres a pic of my readings i just got.

    the ones on the right are straight from fauscet and the orange one is straight from the cycling tank.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    I wouldn't really worry too much about your pH. Somewhere between 7 and 9 is good for mbuna. But as Hobbsy has said, you won't really get a true test result for pH during a cycle.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    + 1 escamosa.

    By the way I'm so jealous you have all those attractive Rainbowfish in your back yards most of the US's local fish are not all that attractive. Although I've read that some of them are pretty popular in Europe.
    Last edited by steeler58; 10-30-2012 at 01:06 AM.
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    I don't think that you would find too many of them around my area. Maybe a few here and there. But they're a beautiful little fish aren't they! You guys have some pretty awesome cichlids though! I'd love to be able to catch my own oscar!
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Not to many Cichlids in North America except maybe the Texas Cichlid. Maybe I should have asked what part of Australia your from?
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    I live in New South Wales, which is a state on the Eastern side of Australia. If you were to look for Rainbows - from where I live - you really need to head to the North Eastern corner of New South wales. You'll find Crimson Spotted Rainbows there. Other than that, you need to go further North into Queensland, or go further South into Victoria. They live further towards the coast than what I do too. I'm more inland, and our climate isn't all that good for them.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    for the thing in your signature about saandy hook, i was in elementary during that time. - aquariumlover10 Thanks for the bucks!! - SeaLady No Message - RiversGirl New fishys - SeaLady Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
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    Thanks for the nice reply and not to steal bigblaks thead, you were spot-on about the pH.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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