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PostSubject: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:30 pm

Just had my new pH water tester arrive today so I will be able to check on the pH level of the drinking water for the birds should be around 4.5 hope it will help keep them healthy and the droppings should be firmer hopefully
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:50 pm

I breed Betta Splendens and have many PH testers. PH should be 4.5 to 6.5 but have bred them in much higher ranges. Just never use them anymore. For pigeons? Do not see the point. Teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar will drop the PH.
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:00 pm

Been doing a little reeding on this so I will give it a go try anything to get birds healthier was told that a pH of 4.5 will make the droppings much dryer
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:04 pm

ive no idea about this ph theory, and how you achieve it....can someone give a brief explanation of what its about please...?
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:05 pm

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I breed Betta Splendens and have many PH testers. PH should be 4.5 to 6.5 but have bred them in much higher ranges. Just never use them anymore. For pigeons? Do not see the point. Teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar will drop the PH.

That's weird Hal, we used to breed discus, test meters all over the place lol!

Mark, if I'm right I m sure you get water from Wales, if so the ph is either neutral or slightly acid, if you leave the water stand and airate with an air stone and pump it will gas off all the additives in the water and naturally lower the ph, the problem I had when breeding discus was keeping the ph above 4.5
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:09 pm

David wrote:
ive no idea about this ph theory, and how you achieve it....can someone give a brief explanation of what its about please...?

Water is measured as acidic or alkaline (ph hardness) with a neutral in the centre, neutral is 7 on the scale, anything above that is alkaline or hard water , below that is acidic or soft water
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:53 pm

avidress is a good product for this
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:16 pm

Lofty, Discus entail numerous water changes etc,. Attention to detail. Way out of my league! But surely the pigeons drink rain water? UK ..acid rain? LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:30 am

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Lofty, Discus entail numerous water changes etc,. Attention to detail. Way out of my league! But surely the pigeons drink rain water? UK ..acid rain? LOL!

I can remember the ici plant in the west country in mid 90's getting a ticking off for acid rain ,it had damaged the paint work of cars for miles around and no doubt the health of thousands ...who knows what really goes on and what gets released into our atmosphere Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:33 pm

I remember reading about that daz or seeing it on tv
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:16 pm

do any of our members leave the tap water over night in the bucket/watering can....before they give it to their birds...?
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:04 pm

Only time I leave water over night is when I put garlic in the water. Must try to get the water to 4.5 pH and see I the birds are any healthier
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PostSubject: Re: PH water tester   Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:05 pm

yes I do that david sometimes the smell of chlorine is very pungent straight from the tap othertimes not so bad but I still let it stand overnight
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