looney_trout Posted March 11 Share Posted March 11 My city water has almost no hardness and high ph (over 8 ). Test strips confirm this. Water report says they add sodium hydroxide (very high kh) to raise the ph. I'm in coastal Alabama I do have a well and want to switch over to that for the fish. I won't know til tomorrow how much lower the ph is on the well but it runs around 6.5 if I remember right. Pipe cracked over the winter during a freeze and just now fixed it with the weather warmed up enough. Is my regular water changing schedule (25 percent or so once a week) fine for getting the fish used to a lower ph? Currently I'm keeping endlers, pristella tetras, cherry barbs, upside down cats, neons and ember tetras. I'm only asking because all the fish I currently have have all been in 8+ ph for a long time (some 3 years) and curious if I should go slower or not. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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