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How do I add pH to my fish tank?

Asked: Jesse Schkura, Last Updated:

How to raise pH in aquariums: Use reverse osmosis (RO) or deionized (DI) water to create the desired pH and buffering. Always prepare water and test pH before adding it to your aquarium. Use crushed coral or dolomite gravel for substrate.

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  • Do fish like the smell of wd40?

    Others say it covers the human scent (it might, but this seems unlikely to make a big difference). WD-40 addresses the myth on its website, saying: “While WD-40 can be used to help protect fishing equipment from rust and corrosion, WD-40 Company does not recommend using it to attract fish.”

  • Will cleaner shrimp clean clownfish?

    Clownfish (and some other fish) will not tolerate being "cleaned". Cleaner shrimp do not attack fish. Just an FYI. Clownfish (and some other fish) will not tolerate being "cleaned".

  • Do you flip salmon on the grill?

    Place the salmon skin side down on the grill. There is no need to flip. Unless you have a well seasoned cast iron grill or one of the really cheap portable grills with thin grates, the flesh of the salmon will most likely stick. To avoid the "sticking panic" cook salmon skin side down and don't flip.

  • Do fish like sugar?

    Within that chemical brew is a special type of sugar found in abundance in fish skin. ... When a fish is wounded, fragments of the sugar known as chondroitin sulfate alarm other fish nearby.

  • Do puffer fish inflate when they die?

    What makes pufferfish expand? Pufferfish can instinctually inflate their bodies whenever they feel threatened as soon as they hatch. ... When the pufferfish matures it can use this defense mechanism to full effect, allowing the fish to puff up to three times its original size.

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    Flakes are great for fish that eat off the surface, but what about mid-water or bottom dwelling fish that prefer slowly sinking foods? ... Its tiny size is ideal for tetras, rasboras, livebearers, corydoras, and most small community fish.

  • Does frozen fish have any nutritional value?

    Vitamins and minerals are 'locked in' through freezing, while fats, proteins and carbohydrates are unaffected. Therefore, frozen fish is a real alternative to fresh fish, that's just as good nutritionally.

  • How do you know if koi fish are pregnant?

    Look at your koi and try to determine whether the belly looks rounded or a bit bumpy in appearance. A pregnant koi will have a very full, almost "bloated" look about it. It might look like it is holding small marbles inside, but these are simply eggs that it will lay.

  • Can ghost shrimp mate with cherry shrimp?

    Ghost shrimp and cherry shrimp can't breed. This is because the water needs to be brackish for Ghost shrimp. Whereas cherry shrimp need fresh water for their eggs to hatch into larvae. If they were to successfully mate, the offspring would not create a new species.

  • How many shrimp can live in a 5 gallon tank?

    How Many Cherry Shrimp Per Gallon?

    Aquarium capacity in gallonsIdeal shrimp count
    5 gallons10-25 cherry shrimps
    10 gallons20 – 50 cherry shrimps
    20 gallons40-100 cherry shrimps
    30 gallons60-150 cherry shrimps

  • Can fish recognize their owners?

    Surprisingly, science has found that fish are capable of recognizing their owner's face, even if the owner is standing by the tank with other people. Fish can develop an association between something they like, being fed, with the person who feeds them.

  • How fast do fish spoil?

    Fish can spoil, if treated inappropriately, within 12 hours. On average, one can store a fish in the refrigerator for 2-4 days. Since fish is a perishable item, there are several ways to keep a fish fresh for a more extended period.

  • What is the best time to catch shrimp?

    Whether you shrimp during the day or night, be aware of the tides. The best shrimping occurs during the outgoing tide, as the swift movement of the water pulls shrimp out of marshy areas. The shrimping will remain good through low tide.

  • How do I get rid of calcium in my fish tank?

    Apply a small amount of lemon juice or vinegar to a washcloth and scrub the hard calcium buildup away; use lemon juice and vinegar to clean; they are nontoxic and will not harm your fish if a small amount of residue is left after cleaning.

  • Is it OK to eat tuna pink in middle?

    Tuna needs a watchful eye during cooking so it remains tender and moist. Because it gets dry and chewy when overcooked, the center should still be pink when it is done cooking.

  • Is catfish high in mercury?

    Do not eat Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. ... Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. Another commonly eaten fish, albacore ("white") tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna.

  • What does white spot do to fish?

    What is it? White spot is a contagious parasitic disease of fish. Caused by Ichyophthirius multifilis, the parasite infects the fish after moving from the bottom of the pond. The parasite attaches itself to the fish, moving under the skin where it feeds on cells and body fluids.

  • What is the best fish for jerky?

    Fish with a low fat content (bass, pike, and crappie, for example) are the best candidates for jerky. Oily species such as catfish should be avoided for this use, because they're more likely to become rancid.

  • Can a dogfish bite?

    But the reality is that far more fishermen are being injured by the great white's little, disrespected cousin, the spiny dogfish. These “dogs” may not bite, but they sure can sting. On the leading edge of their dorsal spine is a big, white, needle-sharp spine, a formidable weapon capable of inflicting agonizing pain.

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