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Kenny
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Username: marvin02

Post Number: 8
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 07:58 am:       

Hi Everyone,

I have had my tank setup for about 9 months now.
Have just finally got plants to start growing, using Carbon Dioxide and Flourish excel.
My ph was sitting at about 6.0-6.5,Nitrates 20-40
Ammonia 0, Nitrites 0
I have added 4 or 5 bits of Tufa rock, and they increased the ph to about 7.0-7.2
But i have noticed that the Ph has come back down to about 6.5-6.7
Is adding the tufa rock the right thing to do, or is the Ph likely to start increasing to a deadly level.

Help greatly appreciated
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colleen
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Username: swirl360

Post Number: 503
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:16 am:       

Kenny, how are your glass fish doing? What kind of fish are you planning on keeping the the above tank? That really determines if you need to adjust your pH or not.
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Kenny
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Username: marvin02

Post Number: 9
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:59 am:       

Hi

I have
1 plecostamus
1 Corydodas
2 female siamese fighters
1 male siamese fighter
2 clown loaches
5 neon tetras
3 white mountain minnows
1 silver shark
6 other small fish ( name escapes me )

fish tank is 35 gallons

kenny
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dan
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Username: dan

Post Number: 6820
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 01:09 pm:       

is the Ph likely to start increasing to a deadly level. what's a DEADLY level?
you're never too old to have a happy childhood.
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Kenny
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Username: marvin02

Post Number: 10
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 01:38 pm:       

When the fish start dying from a high Ph
it's sitting at between 6.8-7.0 at the moment.
will leaving the tufa rock in the tank, cause it to increase more


kenny
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dan
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Username: dan

Post Number: 6825
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 01:48 pm:       

'sometimes' the rock will elevate the ph slightly but it's difficult to predict without knowing the chemistry of your water. generally speaking, it shouldn't be a problem and certainly it will not increase it to DEADLY levels ... whatever that is.
you're never too old to have a happy childhood.
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