August 30, 2010
The water in my area has quite a high ph level (7.8ish), so I thought I'd buy some Proper ph7.0 to bring it down before buying my fish. It's arrived today and the bottle says 'DO NOT USE WITH LIVE PLANTS', which has both surprised and p'd be off (£8ish wasted). Why is this so, wouldn't it harm fish if it harms plants? Has anyone used it regardless of the warning?
Cheers in advance!
Just read that it's better not to use proper ph7.0 instead let the fish get used to my normal ph…is that right regardless of the ph level?
August 23, 2010
Lowering the pH can be done, but realistically, it's not going to make it better for the fish by adding some sort of buffer solution (which is the only thing that comes in a bottle that will stabilize the pH at a given value).
Let the fish get used to your pH 7.8, and they will be fine.
I would take the "proper PH 7" back to the shop and tell them that you didn't realize it wouldn't work with plants that you have in the tank.
Fish aren't that bothered by the pH, providing extremes are avoided, so a constant pH that appears a little high is better than a pH which changes according to how recently you've added any buffer.
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