How to get rid of acidic water?(URGENT)

mygerbilprince

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No, but I will try it.
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API ammonia test kit
Tetra Easystrips
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5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10g
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Guppies, platys, cory catfish
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20
My fry tank pH is acidic. I've had two of my precious baby fish die and I need to make my water less acidic, is there anything I can do? My baby fish are platies, I started off with 22 now I have 20. They are all acting sluggish and are at the top of the tank. Please help
 
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Full water test with closeup pictures of the fish and post back for hopefully a better diagnosis for you from someone who may be able to put a finger on whats going on

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Engineer
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More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Type
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Tank #3 Type
Saltwater Fish Only
BAKING SODA
 

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Aquarium Size
5 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
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Betta
Aquarium Start Date
"shrug"
Ammonia
0ppm
Nitrite
0ppm
Nitrate
20
Temperature
82
Aquarium #2 Size
15
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Betta
Tank #2 Start Date
"Shrug #2"
Tank #2 Ammonia
0ppm
Tank #2 Nitrite
0ppm
Tank #2 Nitrate
30ppm
Tank #2 Temperature
78
Do a water change if you can. Sorry that's all I have. Somebody else can probably help better.
 
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Quarantine?
No, but I will try it.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API ammonia test kit
Tetra Easystrips
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10g
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Guppies, platys, cory catfish
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20

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Rainbow Shark, Angelfish, Pearl Gourami, Rasbora, Killifish, Nerite Snails
Aquarium Start Date
September 28, 2019
Ammonia
0
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
15 - 20
Temperature
81
pH
7.2
Lighting
Fluval Planted
Aquarium Filter Type
Marineland 360 Magniflow and Seachem Tidal 75
Aquarium #2 Size
Fluval Flex 32.5 Gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
German Blue and Black Rams
Tank #2 Start Date
February 4, 2020
Tank #2 Ammonia
0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
Tank #2 Nitrate
10
Tank #2 Temperature
82 - 83
Tank #2 pH
7.2
Tank #2 Lighting
Fluval Aquasky
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Fluval Flex 15 Gallon
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
GBR Grow-Out/Quarantine Tank
Tank #3 Start Date
June 20, 2020
Tank #3 Temperature
82 - 83
Tank #3 pH
7.2
Tank #3 Lighting
Fluval Aquasky
My fry tank pH is acidic. I've had two of my precious baby fish die and I need to make my water less acidic, is there anything I can do? My baby fish are platies, I started off with 22 now I have 20. They are all acting sluggish and are at the top of the tank. Please help

Unless you know exactly how to use it, I’d suggest you avoid using baking soda.

And StarGirl covered the rest of what I was going to suggest.
 
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mygerbilprince

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Female
Quarantine?
No, but I will try it.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API ammonia test kit
Tetra Easystrips
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10g
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Guppies, platys, cory catfish
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20
I changed the water and today it read as not so acidic but I still lost 4 of my fry.
 

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API master + individual API kits, prime. dechlorinator. I use salty bee.gh+ minerals for ROwater
Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
12 tanks different sizes
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
8 tanks with shrimp 4 tanks with fish
Aquarium Start Date
long time ago up until 2019
Ammonia
0
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
20 in fishtsnks but got most of my shrimp tanks down to zero
Temperature
shrimp 22.5 oscars 24cc peacocks 24c severum 25c
pH
6.5 Caradina 7.6 neocaradina 8 peacocks,oscars
Lighting
led strip
Skimmer
No
Aquarium Filter Type
fluvial fx6 fx4, 406,306 sponge
Live Rock Amount
n/a
Salinity or Specific Gravity
n/a
Aquarium #2 Size
from 6ft down to 12"
Full water test with closeup pictures of the fish and post back for hopefully a better diagnosis for you from someone who may be able to put a finger on whats going on
 
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