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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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My pH just tested 8.2

0 Ammonia and Nitrites and Nitrates are 5.

Is my pH going to cause a problem?

Let me know if you all need more info.


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A problem for what?

I've had tanks with a wide variety of parameters, each one poses issues in different ways.
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Well, I'm just wondering if there is anything special I need to watch for... is there any algae that may be more prevalent? does my ideal range of nitrates change? etc.


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It could cause a problem for fish as mostly they prefer soft acidic water and most plants do also, but it can be done. That is a little high, are you sure your test equipment is good, you can test it against distilled water to see if it's accurate.


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My rummy nose tetras glow in my tank (mid 8 degassed, mid 7 with CO2), and I know someone raising dwarf loaches in pH 8.8 at 30 dh. It is doable for many fish even though you're way outside the "natural" range for them. So long as it is stable I wouldn't worry about it.

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my friend tried plants from my tank (my PH/KH/Gh are all low) at higher PH with high gh/kh and his plants started to melt away slowly. but it will really depend on what you want in your tank.

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