Ph Reading High In New Tank

Discussion in 'Water Changes' started by ladyrivermouse, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. ladyrivermouseValued MemberMember

    I'm setting up a brand new freshwater tank, there's no stock in it yet, just the substrate, treated tap water, with a heater and filter. When I check the Ph levels it measures in high danger zone.
     
  2. Iridium_2256Valued MemberMember

    Do you have exact measurements? The pH being dangerously high would have to mean its relative to a type of fish, like keeping an angelfish in a pH of 8.3.
     
  3. ladyrivermouseValued MemberMember

    I don't have an exact measurement :( if I took a sample to petsmart or pet supermarket can they give me a number? They offer me free water checks all the time.
     
  4. Iridium_2256Valued MemberMember

    Yeah, take it there. Its also always nice to have a test kit around so you can do it yourself if an emergency arises.
     
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