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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-09-2005, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Question Quarantine tank PH?

Where I live now I am on Well water that comes out at the tap at about 7.8 and does not alter much after resting.

With CO2 injection I keep my main tank at PH 6.7 to 6.8...

So if I set up a quarantine tank using the water from my main tank... the PH will change as I change water and over time during quarantine etc... This is a new problem for me - for years I had a PH of 7.0 and I keep my tanks at 7.0 as well... but the planted realm has brought forward the following question...

What strategies do you use for setting up quarantine / hospital tanks?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 04:19 AM
 
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my main tank has a ph of 6.8. My quar/hosp tank has a ph of 7.0.

When I move the fish, I just dump them from one tank to the other. Everything has been good, as long as they survive the quarantine waiting period. Just make sure the temps are the same.
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A rapid change of the ph can be very harming to your fishes health. I would definately try to keep both tanks as close as possible. Temperatures in nature will vary much more than ph, ergo rain storms etc., and not bother the fish to any noticable amount.

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