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Old 25-08-2008, 03:10 AM   #1
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Question what cause Ph lvl to go up or down ?

how isit possible of water with ph of 7+ to either drop or went up ? do fish waste bring the Ph up or down ? im really comfuse about this Ph thing n how can i maintian at the right Ph level...
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Old 25-08-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...=333129&page=5 You can read from this link. Coral chips do helps to buffer PH.
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Old 25-08-2008, 03:44 AM   #3
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how isit possible of water with ph of 7+ to either drop or went up ? do fish waste bring the Ph up or down ? im really comfuse about this Ph thing n how can i maintian at the right Ph level...
All waste, uneaten food, decaying plants, dead guppies will make the PH drop. When the guppies start dying, it will be a vicious drop as the remaining guppies will be poisoned and then die, and this will affect the rest and so on. I have ever lost about 100+ adult guppies in a tank many years ago when I wasn't aware of the dangers of overfeeding and overstocking. Then I was removing the dead guppies, changing the water. After a while, more would die and I would repeat the same thing again and again. In the end, I only had about 10 guppies that survived. I tried using all the PH up and PH down solutions but it didn't helped. Learnt a really big lession then.
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Old 25-08-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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hi bro nefish, by coral chips you mean those sea shell that can be found on the beach ?
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Old 25-08-2008, 11:42 PM   #5
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hi bro nefish, by coral chips you mean those sea shell that can be found on the beach ?
coral chips looks like white stone. u can ask at any lfs, i think they should have. they comes in diff. size. n packets no need to buy too big a pkt as a small packet will b sufficient 4 a 2ft tank.
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Old 25-08-2008, 11:43 PM   #6
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All waste, uneaten food, decaying plants, dead guppies will make the PH drop. When the guppies start dying, it will be a vicious drop as the remaining guppies will be poisoned and then die, and this will affect the rest and so on. I have ever lost about 100+ adult guppies in a tank many years ago when I wasn't aware of the dangers of overfeeding and overstocking. Then I was removing the dead guppies, changing the water. After a while, more would die and I would repeat the same thing again and again. In the end, I only had about 10 guppies that survived. I tried using all the PH up and PH down solutions but it didn't helped. Learnt a really big lession then.
OMG... sad for you lost bro keehuat ... i think i know whats happpening to my tank already... i have a area in the tank which is thickly plated, when fish die in there most of the time i dint notice, until i saw floting ones. n when i start to dig through those plant then i notice those rotten away fishes. BTW is there any cure for the rest of the still sirviving fishes ???
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Old 25-08-2008, 11:45 PM   #7
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coral chips looks like white stone. u can ask at any lfs, i think they should have. they comes in diff. size. n packets no need to buy too big a pkt as a small packet will b sufficient 4 a 2ft tank.
lolz ... oic ... thks bro cartoon for the notice . i always though the always mention coral chips was those sea shell from the beach ... my bad my bad ... hahaa
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Old 26-08-2008, 01:43 AM   #8
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BTW is there any cure for the rest of the still sirviving fishes ???
You got to do more regular water change. Make sure the perimeter r correct. PH,NH,KH,...etc

sea shells can be bought at LFS too, seen ppl using. Not try yet, not safe to use those at the beach.
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Old 26-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #9
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Didn't know we got to use coral shells for guppies? Care to care more anyone using it for the moment? I only know there's people using it for Tanganyikan Cichlids to increase the water PH level.
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Didn't know we got to use coral shells for guppies? Care to care more anyone using it for the moment? I only know there's people using it for Tanganyikan Cichlids to increase the water PH level.
For me, i need to maintain my ph above ph7 for my so call platinium gold albino through learning (abt 5-6 pairs sacrified). i think not all guppy need coral chips, itz all depend. actually it would't increase the ph, it buffer the ph.
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