Temperature and pH

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums' started by junhong, Jul 9, 2010.

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  1. junhong

    junhong Plankton

    May 7, 2010
    I am looking at keeping neons and white clouds. I have researched and found different temp ranges for them, currently I am at 75 any problem with that also water test ranges are good except pH is at 8, problem and if so how to lower the pH.
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  3. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

    Mar 1, 2010
    pH under 7 tends to be preferred for these tetras. 8 is definitely way too high. You can use a buffer, like SeaChem Acid Buffer, or any other low pH buffer. You could also set up a CO2 injection system, and run the tank as a planted tank, since these fish are also pretty well suited to that type of environment.

    The white clouds might not thrive in water that's up at 75; I would personally lower it to 72, since both these fish are used to cooler waters.