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PH raise up after treating ich with ick guard???

Does Ick Guard affect PH and KH? Last week I noticed that some of my fish are having ich so I treated it with Tetra Ick Guard. After two treatment the ich are all gone now this week but my PH went up to 7.3 from 6.4 and the KH went up to 3 from 2. I having ADA soil and a large piece so it always stable my PH at 6.4 and KH at 3 before I dose Ick Guard. It also stain a lot of my soil and the driftwood so I took the wood out and cleaned it with a brush and warm water.
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How are you measuring pH?
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API PH and KH test kit

Anyone can slove this problem???

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No ich treatments affect pH or KH in any way that we can test for at hobbyist level. In a lab you might find some very minor variation in parameters. Nothing you'll ever notice in your tank using hobbyist test kits.

API pH / KH tests will give you a ballpark figure. I don't think they're accurate enough for a definite reading of 6.3-7.3pH. I'd read those results as anywhere from 6.0pH-7.5pH. Your pH has fluctuated between point A + B somewhere in that range.

Have you added any new rocks lately? Anything new that might be releasing carbonate into the water?

When do you test pH? i.e. Before or after a water change?
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I did tested the ph before and after the water change. I didnt add any rocks the only thing i replaced is the filter floss and put Kent carbon for the Eheim 2215. I also rise up the temputure at 83.5.
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What's the pH of your tap water after you let it gas off?
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Testing while still having meds in the tank will provide false reading
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You should get a PH digital pen to measure. They're more accurate than test strips & color water. Like ALL sensors and test kits, they're more accurate when calibrated.


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I would not worry about such a small increase in PH unless it continues over time. That would indicate that a rock or some other decoration was dissolving and raising the PH.
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I would continue treatment, then clear the tank of the medicine before expecting proper test results. However...


If your tap water has a higher KH, and the Aquasoil has been removing the carbonates for a while, it might be getting saturated with carbonates.
This is independent of the medication, might just be a coincidence. However, if after removing the medicine the tests remain the same over time (as the tank re-stabilizes over a week or two) then this could be a possible answer.
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