Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Ph will not go down even with new driftwood in tank
I have extremely hard water where I live (well water). My current tank is a 10 gallon. The substrate is a one inch thick layer of flourite that was previously used, with a few rocks for decoration. There are two pieces of used driftwood in the tank and one new piece that I have in the tank just for curing it. I thought that the new piece would help bring down the ph in the tank, but it's not. The ph tests at between 7.6 and 8.2 using the regular and high ph API test kit.
Shouldn't the new driftwood piece help bring down the ph. I want to keep low or neutral ph fish (tetras, cory cats, a betta, etc).
What can I do to lower the ph other than using RO water from the grocery store, or putting peat in the filter?
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