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Postby localboi » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:59 pm

I have tested my water supply and had a pH result of 8.

My tank size is(75cmX30cmX35cm) with water volume of about 80litres and its fully cycled using fishless cycle and planted.
I have wanted to have a community fish tank but i am not sure now with the Ph i have if its possible.
The community type of fish seems there dont tolerate such pH levels.Any one who know types of fish that cannot grow too big for this tank size and thrive on these pH level at the same time easy to manage for a beginner.
Or probably how can i go around higher pH levels

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Postby Superman » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:15 pm

How often do you do water changes?

Would of thought that a higher pH might be caused from not enough water changes?
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Postby chase malase » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:21 pm

zebra danios not sure though,there are alot of great african cichlids out there good for high ph but not sure if for "beginners" but there might be some possibilities?
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Postby Angel Fish » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:47 pm

The best thing to do is ask your LFS what their pH is (don't tell them yours first) If it's roughly the same - between 7.5 and 8.5 you should be ok with any community fish you chose from there.

If there is a big difference, come back and we'll put our thinking caps on :)
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thanx!!

Postby localboi » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:13 pm

Thanx everybody for the replies.I have been to my LFS and there were saying I can have any community type of fish from them as their pH is roughly the same as mine.

Superman:I have no fish in the tank yet but its fully cycled.I am currently adding plants then fish.my ph readings were from my supply water(tape water left overnite before tested)
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african cichlids are the best for my PH range my main problem is there will out grow my small tank.I dont want to rehouse anything in the next coming year and half.
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Postby Fishermoon » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:19 am

Do you have any natural wood in your tank? I have heard bogwood can lower your ph.
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bogwood

Postby localboi » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:46 pm

I have bogwood soaked in a bucket of hot water since last night to make it ready to get into the tank.
will put it in the tank. the moment it have leached down a bit.
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