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Try doin a water change. I was having the same problem, did a few water changes and it slowly dropped back down to a neutral ph
 

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Blackwater extract will also lower PH.
 

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The way you lower Ph really depends on what kind of water you are using. I myself, have well water. When I set up my first p tank, I tried to lower my ph from about 8.2 to 7. It just kept at 8.2. I have heard that peat moss in the filter will lower it. But if you have well water that means you usually have hard water. The only way to lower ph is to use some sort of buffer. I myself have not tried it because most people here told me that a stable, high Ph is better than a fluctuating neutral Ph. So far, 6 months, there have been no problems. Hope my post helps.
 

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my ph is 8.0 but i had my p's since babies and they dont seem to mind the high ph.

like everybody suggests, its better to have a stable ph then one thats constantly changing. that can hurt your p's.
 
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