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Re:High pH

Kevin writes:

> Since you mentioned it I checked my tap water ph. It's 8.3 believe it or 
>  not. I don't remember it being that high in the past. I change 20% to 30% 
>  water every other week. Obviously my tap water won't help me bring down 
>  ph too much. Any other ideas?

You could use a de-ionizer or a reverse osmosis unit to purify part of the 
water you are using for water changes.  The high pH in your tap water is 
probably caused by high alkalinity (KH), which in turn is caused by the 
presense of a lot of carbonate salts.

Bob Dixon