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Tank pH?
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:14:49 PM »

The pH in my 180L tank has plummeted and I don't know why. My fish are all fine, its my snails that I am having a problem with. It has killed off half of my apple snails, the ones that are still alive are very lethargic, the shells have gone green and are cracked.
 I also have a 90L tank, the water in this tank comes from the same water source as the 180L and it is fine, the sails in there are happy, the shells are intact and are the colour they are supposed to be.
 Does anyone have any idea as to why this has happened? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Tank pH?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 01:23:42 AM »

Sometimes a sudden storm can make a dramatic change in the pH of your water supply

here's a helpful page on pH in the aquarium  (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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Re: Tank pH?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 06:34:55 AM »

Try testing the tap water for what it's PH value is? That's what I'd do.

Then once you know what the tap is, you'll see which tank is altering the PH i.e. is something in the tank that can lower or increase the PH? Sometimes substrates and things can soften the water.
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