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Anonymous asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

whats the ph of tap water?

i live in ohio and is it ok to put tap water into a fish tank and then put dechlorinator in it and then will that be suitable for a tiger oscar?

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  • Gary C
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    1 decade ago
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    The pH of tap water varies a great deal from town to town and sometimes from one season to another.

    Your city water department can give you a general idea of your tap water's pH, but it would be better to buy a wide-range pH test kit and see for yourself, and also use it to monitor the pH in your aquarium (the pH will change after the water's been in the aquarium for a while).

    However, Oscars are not very picky about the pH of their water, so as long as your tap water avoids the extremes, it should be fine. What is extreme? Anything between pH 6.5 and 7.5 should be fine, and even down to 6.0 or up to 8.0 might be acceptable if everything else is good.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The pH of water is supposed to be neutral, but in reality tap water is never truly that pure. Water pH can vary from house to house within the same town, let alone state.

    You should get a pH test kit to tell for sure, then raise or lower the pH accordingly if necessary.

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    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yep, that's all that most of us do with our tanks :)

    As for what's the ph of tap water, it's different across the world, and even within a certain county or city is different. Ideally, 6.0-8.0 is fine for just about all fish from the store, and even a slightly higher or lower reading is fine as well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The water company has to supply the water with a ph of about 7, if the ph is much above or below 7 the water will eat away at the pipes. You should be ok dechlorinating the water and putting it in the tank.

    If you want to save money on dechlorinator fill up your bucket with water and leave an air stone running in it over night and that will get the chlorine out.

    Source(s): 15 years in the hobby, 3 years in the trade
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  • Denice
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    4 years ago

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    Depending on source water to the treatment plant which controls water quality, tap water is generally between pH 6.5 (slightly acidic) and pH 8.0 (slightly basic). (pH7.0 is pure, neutral water).

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  • 1 decade ago

    You will probably need to contact your municipal water utility to get a water report to get an idea of pH, kH, etc. and other water parameters.

    As for dechlorinator, I've often just left water sit in a couple of jugs and skipped the dechlorinator additive. After a couple of days, most of the chlorine will have dissipated from the water.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes i won to tap water ph

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