Nuclear_Glitter wrote:The exact pH isn't near as important as a steady pH.
J-P wrote:Nuclear_Glitter wrote:The exact pH isn't near as important as a steady pH.
Sorry NG. I don't mean to pick on you. Honestly. And RTR may pounce on me for this. Just my 2 cents:
A steady pH = a dead tank.
The pH will rise and fall throughout the day. It will rise and fall with tank temperatures. It will rise and fall depending on how much food you put in. The question is adequate range. Some fish are more sensitive to pH flux than others. For a Dwarf Puffer... Mine can go a full point or more in 24 hours and be fine. Others may vary.
If your pH is stable at 7.5 constantly. There is something wrong in the tank. The tank breathes, and as it inhales and exhales (maybe a poor example), the chemistry changes. This creates a pH flux. Up and down within a certain range is fine and normal. Exceeding those ranges is dangerous.
No I don't have those tests, but I can get them before I get the fish for sure!
Sun_Queen wrote:Well, I know what caused the problem... it IS my tap water it has a high PH...
so I'm going to go buy some good water and do a large water change and then try and get my hands on an RO/DI unit
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