Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Guadeloupe, French west indies
My ph is very low with Ada Africana!
Hello everyone! I set up a 45L (aproximately 15G) tank with ada africana some time ago. I cycled it, and i had a ph of 6.8-6.9.
This was perfect for caridina tigers, so i ordered some. The pH was quite stable, so i didn't measured much, until today, when i recieved my blue tigers.
before putting them in, i checed the pH, and then i was shoked : it was 5.5!
I have the same problem with my Ada Amazonia tank, but Africana was supposed to have a very low effect on PH.
What do you guys think about that? is it normal?
my tap water has a 7Ph, 0-1KH, 0GH, and TDS around 40. I remineralize it with gh/kh+ to aproximately KH2/GH6, TDS 150-250 (typically 180-200).
Is it because of my very low KH?
What soil would you recommend to have a "normal" ph, 6.5-7?
i measured all my tanks, and i either have very low ph (5.5 or less) or high ph (7.4+), so this is really annoying!
I have some akadama double line that i have not used yet, but i fear that it will be the same again...
(by the way, no CO2 in any of my tanks; and no air stone altough some have an air driven filter)