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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Reducing pH and GH in a stocked tank

So I have a tank with a few Neos and a couple of chili rasboras, with a shipment of Neos on the way. I decided I'd like to add a few tigers eventually, so I need to lower the pH and hardness from 7.6-8 and 8 to something around 7.4 and 6. I plan to do that by mixing DI water with tap.

The incoming shrimp will be stressed enough from shipping, so the biggest reduction step should take place before they arrive. The question is how much can I lower it without harming the existing inhabitants?

29g high tech, 10g low tech halfmoon, and please see my 5g crescent journal.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 08:03 PM
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Do a WC with your tap/DI mix but drip it slowly. But you don't really need to drip because neos are pretty hardy; I didn't even acclimate RCS to my new tank
parameters but they were okay.
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