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Since I moved to a new apartment, the original fish in my aquarium died. I changed the fish and they live but the plants died slowly. Why? acidity of the water?

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  • millart Apr 02, 2011

    That make better sense and thank you for your suggestion.

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Just like any other living things, plants and animals require certain conditions to thrive. for the fish it will be adequate food, enough air supply and room temperature. for the plant, adequate light and water is critical. you mentioned the acidity of the water, to be on the safe side make sure the PH of the water is neutral or near neutral at PH 7. if you meet all these conditions, your pet and plants should be fine. thanks

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

  • millart Apr 01, 2011

    how do I check the acidity?

  • finley nyaata Apr 01, 2011

    You can either let a certified lab test your water for you or you can do it at home. if you choose to test you water at home you will need to collect some tab water in a small container and let it sit for a minute. then using PH testing stripes provided by a certified lab like Excel water technologies inc. The color code is from dark blue to dark pink. if the stripe turns pink the water is more acidic and needs to be treated by a neutralizing filtrate that contains calcite or ground limestone ( calcium carbonate ) to raise the PH. Thanks.

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