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Old 03-06-2009, 05:09 PM
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Default High PH with soft water

I'm looking for recommendations for fish that can survive PH at 7.7-7.8 and soft water. So far my rounder bodied tetras have survived with a couple of platys and a placo.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: High PH with soft water

That isn't that high; mine's just about that. Most tropical fish will do fine at that ph; obviously there are always exceptions.

What size tank do you have?

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Old 03-06-2009, 09:18 PM
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Thanks for the welcome. I have a 25 gallon tank and have been able to neutralize the water with a little white vinegar. The actual water out of my tap is the darkest blue on the high ph chart.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:44 AM
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Default Re: High PH with soft water

Trying to change ph can be dangerous to fish and it can also be a continuous battle with you adding chemicals often......Most fish will live ok in ph from 6.0 to 8.0.............If the water is very soft the ph will begin to drop by it's self...Soft water has little or no calcium in it and it is calcium that keeps water alkaline....There are ways to modify ph, but only if you have a strong need to do so....There are several discussions about ph in this sub forum you might find interesting.
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