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- 5 to 10 years
So as you can see in my signature my aquarium includes Gold Barbs, Bolivian Rams, and a Keyhole. All of which prefer slightly acidic waters. I hadn't checked the Ph until yesterday at the LFS(they us API liquid Master Kit) and the guy checked it 3 times cause he was surprised how high it is. I just use my tap water(with Prime) for my water changes so I assume that's what my Tap Ph is. My male ram is quite colorful(red and blue on his fins, whole front half is bright yellow) so I assume he's happy with the Ph, keyhole changes color constantly depending mostly on what's going on outside the tank, but he is often a pale yellow with brighter pectoral fins so I assume he's happy too. Also my barbs are much brighter than at the store. What I'm wondering is if this is gonna shorten the lifespans of my fish, living in such a high Ph. I have two smallish pieces of driftwood in there(maybe 5-6" each), but they're apparently not doing all that much. Should I just leave it be? My tanks too small for Mbunas(who 8.2 would be great for). Depressingly I have a 50 gallon but my wife is dead set against me setting it up..