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  1. bettafishlover86

    Ph way too high

    Its been a while since I’ve been here. I got out of the hobby and didn’t have much time for my tank but last week a did a deep clean and checked my water parameters and they were good. Two days I got a new betta to live with my harlequin raspboras in their 29 gallon tank and everything was going...
  2. jessicarf00

    help! - high ph in betta tank

    i made a post last night about how my betta is breathing heavily and pacing after doing a water change. today he isn’t pacing as much but still seems to be breathing heavy. i just tested the water and the ph looks like it’s around 8 - 8.2. yikes! is this what’s causing his behavior? how should i...
  3. K

    New Red Spot Severum gasping, high levels

    If anyone can read about our situation and give advice we would be so grateful! We are new to the aquarium world, but our problem has stumped even the girl at the fish room who seems to know everything. We have a 20 gallon tank and 2 weeks ago we put in it a Red Spotted Severum (3 or 4 inches...
  4. MyFishKaren

    High Ammonia, Cyanobacteria Returning, Blackout Advice

    6/5/18 I did a 40ish% water change, siphoning out to what I perceived was to be all of the cyanobacteria. I took this water test right after my water change. Refilling the water (dechlorinated, conditioned, and added bacteria) the parameters were as follows: pH - 8.1 Ammonia - .50ppm Nitrite...
  5. Brendt

    PROBLEMS!! Please help!!

    Hi Guys relatively new to all of this posting in forums and fish tanks. FOREWARNING IM SO SORRY FOR THE LONG READ but here it goes So if I’m not posting this right please let me know where I can and how to post it elsewhere. Now I’ve dabbled in fish tanks before growing up but by no means would...
  6. E

    New 125 Gal Tank. 8.2 Ph From Faucet. What Fish Should I Get?

    So we just got a new 125 Gal Tank. We've had tanks for years and years but never one this large. The possibilities are endless! The water directly from faucet reads 7.4pH, but after sitting for 24 hours it levels off at 8.2 pH. Because the tank is so large, we want to get fish (or creatures)...
  7. FlakeyBiscuit3.14

    Stocking Help Again Please, & Dwarf Synodontis Petricola?

    Is it possible to post to much? To ask too many questions? I think I may be there....lol   Anyway! I'm working (very slowly) on stocking my new 29G aquarium. I thought that I had cycled properly...but now I'm wondering if maybe I did not.... But I currently have 6 bloodfin tetra and 3 ghost...
  8. H

    Another Stocking Question (46G)...

    Hi all!   I have almost completed my first fishless cycle in my 46 gallon tank and I am excited to finally get some fish in there! My ph is between 8.0 and 8.5 on my test chart, and that seems to have limited my options a bit as most common fish I see, seem to prefer it a bit lower. I'm looking...
  9. C

    Can Gravel Cause High Ph?

    Hello everybody. I am new to fishkeeping and am currently in the middle of cycling my first tank. I would very much appreciate it if you could offer some advice about the Ph level, please. My tap water is roughly 7.5 but the water in the tank goes up to 8. I am wondering if it is the gravel I am...
  10. B

    Very High Ph

    Hi all, New to hobby and have a few questions. 20 Gal tank that is about 6 weeks old. We probably should have waited but were worried about only have 3 danios, so we found a small locally owned store, and bought 2 snow white danios. So we have 5 danios, a platy and a mollie. They also recommend...
  11. B

    Fish For High Ph 10 Gallon

    My ph is around 8.3-8.4 and I don't know what kind of of fish can tolerate/adjust to such a high ph. I don't want to mess with my parameters. Any reasonable fish suggestions will be appreciated, thank you!