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I have a ph reading of 8.4. Is this high? I am assuming it is because there is only one color swatch higher on the test kit's ph card.
If it is high, how might one lower ph?
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Verse34K replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

8.4 isn't too high for oscars, they should be fine. Now, if you were trying to keep discus or rams in that tank, you would have a problem.
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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

okedoke. thanks artemis. :)
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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

for curiosity's sake, what is the acceptable ph range for oscars?
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OFL replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

Between 6.0 and 8.0 is okay

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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

adding driftwood to your tank will help in lowering ph values.

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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

how about mopani wood? will that have the same effect?
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Verse34K replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

Not sure about the mopani. Hopefully someone else will though. Another thing about driftwood- if you add it, it can color your tank a nice brown, from the tanin in the drifwood. It will go away eventually, but I find it to be quite annoying. Others think gives the tank a nice "SA" feel. Just my opinion, though.

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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

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Not sure about the mopani. Hopefully someone else will though. Another thing about driftwood- if you add it, it can color your tank a nice brown, from the tanin in the drifwood. It will go away eventually, but I find it to be quite annoying. Others think gives the tank a nice "SA" feel. Just my opinion, though.

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yeah i had a nice looking piece of mopani in the tank for a while, and took it out after the water turned brown. still did after i boiled it repeatedly. but i will put it back in if it will help lower the ph a little
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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re:lowering high ph?

i submerge my driftwood in a rubermaid container for about 2 weeks with water changes every second day. this usually is long enough to remove most of the tanins from the wood.

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