how to reduce PH levels

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how to reduce PH levels

Postby ady » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:08 pm

hi all.

i know it's said that a stable ph is better than a fluctuating 1.

but how can you keep it at a lower level??....i've read that peat bags help,but are they any good at the job?

just checked my water and it is at 7.8,which is a tad high.

could that be the reason my kribs arn't breeding or the angels and rainbows (katubu)???

the female krib is so colourful and keeps swimming near the male,doing a little display.but all he does is chase her off now
mulitple places for hiding and spawning etc etc...either that or i have a male krib with a identity crisis :lol:

my filter is a 405,tank is 250 litre 4ft.with all live plants and bogwood

i do regular water changes 25-50 %,at least every 2 weeks.with smaller partial changes weekly just to keep it all fresh n good for da fish

any ideas would be gratefully received
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Re: how to reduce PH levels

Postby Angel Fish » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:07 pm

Your pH is fine for the fish you have - they will be used to living in it and trying to change it now will cause all manner of problems.

I'd just keep up the water changes and let nature do its thing :wink:
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Re: how to reduce PH levels

Postby ady » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:37 pm

cheers angelfish.

i will leave well alone.

i thought it could cause me probs if i started tinkering,trying to get to a figure and never being able to maintain it.

not a big fan of all the supposed miracle chemicals anyway.
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Re: how to reduce PH levels

Postby Carylnz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:46 am

It could be the fish are not yet sexually mature. Just leave them and they will get to it in their own good time :wink:
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Re: how to reduce PH levels

Postby ady » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:49 pm

i think the male is getting the hint now...she was seriously shakin her booty last nite..

i will leave em be.just weird that the other pair i had,that were in another tank that cracked.i rehomed em to my niece and within 2 weeks there was fry aplenty

oh well,i shall just wait and see....

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