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i need some help everyone......... what is the ideal PH for piranhas?? and what kind of chemicals does everyone use??? i was wondering if i should focus on getting rid of the ammonia, and chlorine.. or if they are even factors?? what do you guys use to condition your water?? thanks
 

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6.4-7.2 is a good range with ideal about 6.7

I cannot stress enough to stear away from pH adjusters (pH bounces can kill fish, there are high risks of this)

use peat moss, its safer and more natural. It will also soften water which is another plus for piranhas.

I use peat moss 1 cup per 6 gallons, put it in clean panty hose, tie it off, then set it in your filter, sump or hide it with plants in your tank

it tints the water a little too
 

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Sir Nathan XXI said:
(pH bounces can kill fish, there are high risks of this)
The PH on mines is a steady 6.5, neutral zone. Depending on how your area treats water, high chlorine should be a factor in removing also. Ammonia/Nitrate balance should be a concern.. an imbalance would most def kill your fish.
 

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sir nathan xx1

what does pet moss do?? how long do i keep it in there??? can i get it at a LFS??? i keep it in panty hose?? how often do i have to use it?? sorry all the questions, im tryin to make the most ideal aquarium for my p's

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I understand, I suggest buying it at a garden center it will be alot cheaper, chances are you have to buy a bag of it for about $7. it looks like fine dirt when you get it, it soaks up water, I leave mine in the tank all the time

it exchanges ions I believe with hard metals similar to what water softeners do, actually they make peat water softeners

peat reduces pH, its naturally acidic

one note of caution, make sure that its pure sphagnum peat moss with NO FERTILIZERS!
 

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I know that Nate and me disagree on this but I highly reccoment Proper pH 7.0 from auqarium pharmaceuticals.

If you regularly do water changes and use it then you will always have a pH of 7.0, but I do not reccomend this to be used onece every 6 months or so as dramatic changes in pH do cause fish deaths.

I also use dechlorinator and salt - 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons (but this is not nessesary, as Frank tells me
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