How important is PH? (Urgent)

  1. J

    Jowenbra Valued Member Member


    So I'm planning on buying some kuhlis tomorrow, and that is my ph. All other parameters tested fine but I'm a bit concerned about the ph. I'm actually kind of confused since the color isn't even really on the chart, but my best guess would be 8.2-3. I am also planning on buying some peat moss tomorrow. The kuhlis actually NEED to be picked up tomorrow, I don't feel like explaining why but they do. What should I do?
  2. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    A high pH like that would suggest also very hard water, which is more of an issue. I would not add fish till you get it sorted.

    Is the pH of your source water any different (after sitting for a day, if it's tapwater)?
    What substrate and decor do you have in the tank?
    What other fish?
  3. OP

    Jowenbra Valued Member Member

    It's just finished cycling, all that is in it right now are 5 zebra danios. The substrate is a mix of gravel for the plants and sand for the fish. I also have some driftwood.
  4. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    Hi, did you get your fish?

    How are they doing? Generally a high PH can be adjusted to and also a high GH unless its really high, up towards 300 or so.