Alkalinity Is Very Low In My Tank..

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by kplaty, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. kplaty

    kplatyValued MemberMember

    I have a freshwater tank and I did a water test with "Tetra Easy Strips" yesterday to see if the water quality is okay. Apparently, the Alkalinity is very low so I purchased "Tetra Easy Balance" to adjust it. It's been four hours and there has been no improvement at all. I know it can take a while for the alkalinity to adjust but I think something should have changed by now... Should I buy another product or should I just wait?
  2. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    You really don't need to mess with your pH as most fish can adapt to a wide range. What exactly was the pH reading? As long as your pH is stable, it's fine. I'd stop using the product completely.

    And welcome to the forum!
  3. Mac's

    Mac'sNew MemberMember

    Personally i prefer and recommend liquid test kits for testing water quality. I use api marster kit plus kh gh and copper test kits added on for my fishroom.

    What was the readings you got for your tank?? Also what's your stocking??

    I have found depending on the tap water that lack of water changes leads to a plummeting alkalinity.
  4. AllieSten

    AllieStenFishlore VIPMember

    Does the test strip not give you a pH range?
  5. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    My tanks have low alkalinity, and I love that. It really depends on what fish you have.
  6. OP

    kplatyValued MemberMember

    The ph of the tank is 6.8, which I believe it's okay...

    And also I have Mickey Mouse Platys :happy:
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2017
  7. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    As long as it's stable, that pH is just fine.
  8. jl_1005

    jl_1005Valued MemberMember

    That's perfectly fine, don;t worry about it.

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