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Old 10-14-2004, 01:25 AM   #1
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Ph getting lower


Hello, I have a 2.5g tank with two guppies and one otto in it along with a few live plants and over the past month the ph has gone from 6.8 now down to 6.4 and I am not sure of what to do about it. The fish seem fine, eating well. Plants are thriving. Can anyone give me a way to bring the ph back up. I am planning on taking the water to the LFS to see what their ph readings are. I have 0 ammonia, nitrites and working on the 20-40 nitrates with weekly cleanings and 40-50% water changes. Thanks
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Old 10-14-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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Read this to get up to speed on water chemistry - http://www.drhelm.com/aquarium/chemistry.html

It's linked to your KH. Test that and let us know.
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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low kH?

"Aquariums with a low kH will require more attention to water changes to control the nitrate level reducing the tendency for the pH to drop."
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Old 10-15-2004, 04:45 PM   #4
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Organic wastes (rotting plants, detritus, fish excrement) and CO2 will drive down the pH down pretty quickly.
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Old 10-17-2004, 12:42 AM   #5
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Unfortunatly, I do not have the test for KH, I will have to go out and buy one, once I get the chance. I will let you all know.
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