- Aug 10, 2018
So I am currently doing some research on discus. While watching many videos, talking to discus keepers, and searching the web, I have noticed the same thing being repeated... “low ph” “must keep ph low” “ph between 6 and 7”. I also read that you can keep discus in a tank with a ph around 8, but it is not recommended. So I tested my tap water and I tested one of my tank’s water, and it is about around 7.5-8.2, them being averaged. I have done experiments to see what would bring pH down like driftwood, chemicals, and so on. None of them make a huge impact to get the pH low to around the 6, 6.5 range. Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to really bring the pH of my water down and keep it there?That seems to be one of my major concerns if I ever want to keep discus.