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Water PH

1054 Views 2 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  renegade545
I never test the PH or any water parameters but tested the water for the 1st time the other day and the PH reading was acidic about 6.2 or even lower.

I do water changes every 2 weeks and the tap water is pretty alkaline.

Why would my water be acidic if the tap water i'm putting in is not?
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When testing your tap water, let it sit out for 24 hours before testing. There can be gases and such in the water that effect its pH.

Several things come to mind:
1. driftwood or leafs leeching tannins into the water
2. rotting organic matter lowering it
3. the reason stated at the beginning of the post
4. dosing some sort of chemical that is altering the ph.
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