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Old 06-13-2011, 10:03 PM
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Default Proper water PH range?

Sorry if this has been discussed before, I found one link in thread but it was no longer available.

I'm looking for some help with the proper ph range of a dart frog tank with a water feature? I'm using a canister filter to clean/circulate the water.
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Default Re: Proper water PH range?

I think you're probably not going to get too much information on this one. Seems like most people don't monitor pH of water features since the frogs don't tend to go in the water that much anyway. Could be wrong, but I' don't believe I've seen pH discussed much on the board for the frogs sake. Are you trying to keep fish in the water feature?

I just use the water and some floater plants as a drainage layer. Once it gets full I suck some out. If it's dirty, I suck some out. It fills itself back up in time.
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Default Re: Proper water PH range?

No, I'm not looking to add fish, just wanted to make sure the water was in the proper range. I have a waterfall with a small "pond" area and was just concerned that if the water was too far out of range one way or the other, it would affect the frogs health.
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Default Re: Proper water PH range?

I could see the pH being harmful if it was at the extreme ends of the range. 6.5-8.5 would be fine, I'm sure.
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I could see the pH being harmful if it was at the extreme ends of the range. 6.5-8.5 would be fine, I'm sure.
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Default Re: Proper water PH range?

The pH in bromeliads can range down below 3 in the carnivorous bromeiliads and ranges as low as 4.5 are not uncommon in other bromeliads. You can see this is a wide variety of the studies including this one http://www.sblimno.org.br/acta/my_we...rt05_18(1).pdf

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Default Re: Proper water PH range?

Sorry to be a necro but I'm wondering if dendros can take higher PH water. I know the general consensus says it doesn't matter but the water I might use is exceptionally high ph for most.

I currently use a gravity filter that takes out all the nasties but remineralizes the water and can make it up to 9.5 ph (I haven't tested my specific water yet though)......I drink this myself and give it to my garters without issue but I wonder if it's safe for darts.
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