Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Posting Guidelines 2 Pages V  1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> What Is The Tap Water Ph At Your Area? Ph 8.8?
ranchu8
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 3:01 am
Post #1


Gold
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 998
Group: Member
Posts: 796
Topics Started: 26
Joined: 9-Mar-05
Last seen online:
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:28 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



Hi all

I recently bought a hanna ph pen and was shocked to find that the ph of my tap water (Toh Yi area, upper bukit timah) is around 8.8. ohmy.gif Would the members of this board kindly comment on whether this is usual? Is this new-water?

What is the tap water ph in your area?

regards
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
The Matrix
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 8:57 am
Post #2


The Matrix
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 19
Group: Associate
Posts: 2,916
Topics Started: 20
Joined: 25-Nov-03
Last seen online:
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 5:22 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



QUOTE(ranchu8 @ Sat, 19 Mar 2005 3:01 am)
Hi all

I recently bought a hanna ph pen and was shocked to find that the ph of my tap water (Toh Yi area, upper bukit timah) is around 8.8.  ohmy.gif Would the members of this board kindly comment on whether this is usual? Is this new-water?

What is the tap water ph in your area?

regards
*


you are drinking it, so dun worry so much.
pH is never the same in all parts of Singapore.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
GF Lover
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 9:20 am
Post #3


Silver
Group Icon


Member No.: 214
Group: Member
Posts: 276
Topics Started: 4
Joined: 19-Apr-04
Last seen online:
Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:09 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
From: lhntrd@singnet.com.sg
Green Water: No
Country: Singapore



QUOTE(The Matrix @ Sat, 19 Mar 2005 8:57 am)
you are drinking it, so dun worry so much.
pH is never the same in all parts of Singapore.
*

Our water system runs on a network. If one area short of water, they will divert water from another area. The main thing to worry is not the pH but the chloramine. Soon all the water treatment plants in Singapore will be converting to chloramine. This was a result of a study on the water quality because of the SARS outbreak. Chloramine holds its effectiveness longer than chlorine. Many hobbists already kena entire stock wiped out after water change.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
CP
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 9:29 am
Post #4


Moderator
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 309
Group: Super Moderator
Posts: 2,836
Topics Started: 59
Joined: 22-Jun-04
Last seen online:
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 2:25 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



QUOTE(ranchu8 @ Sat, 19 Mar 2005 3:01 am)
Hi all

I recently bought a hanna ph pen and was shocked to find that the ph of my tap water (Toh Yi area, upper bukit timah) is around 8.8.  ohmy.gif Would the members of this board kindly comment on whether this is usual? Is this new-water?

What is the tap water ph in your area?

regards
*


7.5 to 7.8 Woodlands.

Did u calibrate your pH pen?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ranchu8
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 9:48 am
Post #5


Gold
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 998
Group: Member
Posts: 796
Topics Started: 26
Joined: 9-Mar-05
Last seen online:
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:28 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



Thanks. I callibrated the pen.

er, I'm not concerned with my drinking of the water. It's for the ranchu and the ph in my tank has not come down, around 8.8 unsure.gif afraid if the ammonia level goes up, so far has not exceeded 0.25 ppm

For the members of this board, please let me know the ph of your tap water if you have the info. Tks.

This post has been edited by ranchu8: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 9:54 am
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
CP
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 10:02 am
Post #6


Moderator
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 309
Group: Super Moderator
Posts: 2,836
Topics Started: 59
Joined: 22-Jun-04
Last seen online:
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 2:25 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



You may wish to check this out:

http://www.RafflesGold.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=566
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
GFSLAVE
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 10:10 am
Post #7


Ordinary
Group Icon


Member No.: 1,001
Group: Member
Posts: 47
Topics Started: 1
Joined: 10-Mar-05
Last seen online:
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 8:30 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: No
Country: Singapore



QUOTE(ranchu8 @ Sat, 19 Mar 2005 3:01 am)
Hi all

I recently bought a hanna ph pen and was shocked to find that the ph of my tap water (Toh Yi area, upper bukit timah) is around 8.8.  ohmy.gif Would the members of this board kindly comment on whether this is usual? Is this new-water?

What is the tap water ph in your area?

regards
*



I bought a pH pen yesterday and tested the water (after calibration) which was around 7.7 - Pasir Ris. smile.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wongcp21
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 3:29 pm
Post #8


Newbie
Group Icon


Member No.: 950
Group: Member
Posts: 7
Topics Started: 2
Joined: 23-Feb-05
Last seen online:
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:40 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Not Telling
Country: Singapore



Hi, I am a newbie....

pH 7.8 - 8.1 Bt Timah area, near Shelford Road.....
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
infodog
post Sat, 19 Mar 2005 10:18 pm
Post #9


Ordinary
Group Icon


Member No.: 1,012
Group: Member
Posts: 22
Topics Started: 1
Joined: 14-Mar-05
Last seen online:
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 2:26 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



I get around 7.8 - 8.2
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ranchu8
post Sun, 20 Mar 2005 11:13 pm
Post #10


Gold
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 998
Group: Member
Posts: 796
Topics Started: 26
Joined: 9-Mar-05
Last seen online:
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:28 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



Thanks all for the help good.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
CP
post Sun, 20 Mar 2005 11:33 pm
Post #11


Moderator
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 309
Group: Super Moderator
Posts: 2,836
Topics Started: 59
Joined: 22-Jun-04
Last seen online:
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 2:25 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



Check the pH of your existing tank water before performing water change.If the tank pH is in the low 7s or lower and tap is 8.8 the consequences can be fatal.


Which brings me to a question to all bros:
Suppose the pH in my area is in the mid 7s and all of a sudden this week it reaches 8.8.That means my tank water is mid 7s and tap is near 9.How do I perform a water change?

Do I:
1)Lower the tap water using those "pH down" products before performing the change , OR
2)Do partial changes daily till the tank water is close to tap water OR
3) do a combination of (1) and (2)

But one thing for sure - I will call and f--k PUB first. biggrin.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
CyberET
post Mon, 21 Mar 2005 8:37 am
Post #12


White Gold
Group Icon


Member No.: 8
Group: Associate
Posts: 2,044
Topics Started: 32
Joined: 24-Nov-03
Last seen online:
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 4:34 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



wacko.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
The Matrix
post Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:43 am
Post #13


The Matrix
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 19
Group: Associate
Posts: 2,916
Topics Started: 20
Joined: 25-Nov-03
Last seen online:
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 5:22 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Sun, 20 Mar 2005 11:33 pm)
Check the pH of your existing tank water before performing water change.If the tank pH is in the low 7s or lower and tap is 8.8 the consequences can be fatal.
Which brings me to a question to all bros:
Suppose the pH in my area is in the mid 7s and all of a sudden this week it reaches 8.8.That means my tank water is mid 7s and tap is near 9.How do I perform a water change?

Do I:
1)Lower the tap water using those "pH down" products before performing the change , OR
2)Do partial changes daily till the tank water is close to tap water OR
3) do a combination of (1) and (2)

But one thing for sure - I will call and f--k PUB first. biggrin.gif
*



PUB will ask u, after a meal, what drink did you flush down your throat.

Our human body system able to take the extremes. Our tap water can change, and as long as human can consume, WHO guideline do not spell out a must for municipal drinking water standard to be suitable for fishes or dogs or birds.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ranchu8
post Mon, 21 Mar 2005 11:39 am
Post #14


Gold
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 998
Group: Member
Posts: 796
Topics Started: 26
Joined: 9-Mar-05
Last seen online:
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:28 am
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: Yes
Country: Singapore



From my understanding, it is true that fish can adapt to difference in ph if the change is gradual and there is negligible ammonia. The critical part is when there is a change from low ph to high ph because ammonia toxicity increases when the ph increases. So the greater danger is when tank water has low ph and tap water has high ph.

For cpiw 2002's query, I would do number 2 because there is less hassle and it would bring my tank water closer to my tap water, making life much easier. But as said, concern would be when ammonia in my tank is not 0.

Do any members have high ph like 8.8 in their tap water, like mine?? oranda.gif

Edited my email above by inserting the following from a website: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/4468/faq_care.html

7. Should I try to adjust the pH of my water?

No. I have successfully kept goldfish in pH 6.5 and pH 8.5 water. Your life will be wretched unless you get your fish used to the natural pH of your water. The main problem is that pH adjustments tend initially not to be stable; the pH bounces back towards the original pH after adjustment, requiring multiple treatments. Goldfish should not be subjected to this.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
goldrush
post Mon, 21 Mar 2005 12:30 pm
Post #15


RG Doc.com
Group Icon

User Gallery
Member No.: 319
Group: Forum Doctor
Posts: 3,327
Topics Started: 377
Joined: 25-Jun-04
Last seen online:
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:38 pm
User's local time:
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 2:17 am
Green Water: No
Country: Singapore



Yo Cpiw stop being crude but bear in mind that municipal water are always monitored and regulated with regards to HUMAN consumption only and not calibrated with other animals in mind.So what is fit for human drinking does not mean it is fit for fish rearing and thus do not call PUB for this grievance!
This bring me to the topic on water purifiers and its effect on aquatic keeping.The water purifiers are to me a misnomer .Human water purifiers in the market boast of the likes of activated charcoals,resins and even REDOX incorporation to generate what is deemed healthy water but these can have detrimental effects on fish keeping as such may deplete or interfere with ion exchanges with resultant fluctuation of the biochemical profile of the water.Maybe I'll try to write something on this in the near future....

regards

goldrush
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posting Guidelines 2 Pages V  1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19-Oct-17 2:17 am
Logo
RSS

Site Map
RafflesGold - Web Space for Goldfish Lovers
Copyrighted © 2003-2006 RafflesGold.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
RafflesGold.com is a non-profit independent hobbyist supported forum based in Singapore
Donate to keep us operational
Link to Us
Contact Us