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The Celestial Pearl Danio Forum • View topic - Lower pH

Lower pH

Discussions about ideal tank conditions for this fish: temperature, water, tankmates, lighting, aquarium plants, etc.

Lower pH

Postby spiderlady » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:00 pm

Well I don't have CPDs yet... but LFS said they are trying to get some for me. In the meantime I'm trying to get a nice home prepared for them. My tank is planted though not very heavily yet - I will get more plants as budget allows - and the plants are mostly just surviving not so much thriving... My well water softened has a pH around 8.4... I'm thinking my plants and CPDs would be a lot happier with pH closer to neutral.

-Any suggestions?
-Do you think adding a small DIY co2 setup along with decent stocking of fish will make any difference to lower pH a little? (55gal tank, currently 3 Zdanis and 2 Otos)
-I've heard of people using peat in filters for this - does it work and won't it cloud/color the water?

Any thoughts/experiences you can share would be appreciated!
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Re: Low pH

Postby BallAquatics » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:18 pm

My water here in Ohio is very hard too. I've used rain water to soften it up for many years now. I would think the rain in Alaska would be very good too. Much cheaper than trying to use an RO unit when you have rock-hard water in my opinion.

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