First thing would be why do you want to keep it near neutral? Unless you have fish that need a specific pH (and there are very few of them) then the fish will cope with most pH changes. However that is a big drop in pH. I think you'd be best upping your water changes as something is causing that pH drop and that will be effecting your water quality. The pH drop itself is merely a symptom of something changing your water quality and it's the cause of that you need to identify. I'd lasy the blame at this wood and the decay of it. I think it may have to be removed from your tank and then I'd do a couple of very large water changes (up to 50% a day) to sort out the water issues.mattyc said:i decided to check the ph of the water in the tank and is was quite acidic about ph4, i adjusted it up to about 7 but the level keeps dropping. i dont have co2 on the ank and i know this effects the ph. any ideas what i can do to keep the ph around neutral?
Where do you live? Water has to be supplied above pH 7 here otherwise copper and lead dissolve into the acidic water far more readily to dangerous levels! If you had hard water then it's very rare to have hard acidic water and you need to test the water more thoroughly. What is the GH, KH and pH of the tap water? As long as extremes are avoided then most plants, and certainly the ones you have talked about, will do fine. However you seem to have some extreme values here that need investigating!mattyc said:the water supply to my house is asidic, the tank and filters are all new i have tryed large water changes but the plants are still dieing. only two of the plants are suffering with this there are two others that seem to be ok. i have good light but not enugh money to put co2 on the tank.
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|S||Plants are on the way. Any technical tips for hassle free planting?||General Planted Tank Discussions||2|
|A Few Plants for a New Project||General Planted Tank Discussions||4|
|Growing stem plants without substrate . . .||General Planted Tank Discussions||29|
|Reusing filter media + plants from snail infested tank||General Planted Tank Discussions||4|
|V||Soft water, plants and CO2 (or not)?||General Planted Tank Discussions||2|
|Heavily Planted to No Plants?||General Planted Tank Discussions||39|