Hello, hope some of the experianced people will give me some impute on this .....
New tank .. 50gl .. running about a month. I checked the PH a few times the first couple weeks, and was 6.8 ...Now all of a suden, I am getting 7.8 on the tank. I checked the water supliers web site...and they are saying that the PH is 8.4 average!! I don't under stand how I could have had a 6.8 after setting up the tank?? my substraight is flourite...would it have been posible for the flourite to have buffered the water for a while after set up?
So now that I am running such a high PH ... would like to ask how this will affect my plants/fish, I know most plants like an acidic environment .. Fish in the tank right now consist of ..
1 Flame dwarf Gourami, 10 Neon Tetra, 2 SAE
I did more tests tonight, so thought I would list them here for you guys to see and try and tell me what I should do to, if anything like buffer, RO water, or get my water in another city??
PH... tank 7.8 Tap water ... 8.0
KH... tank 4dkh/71.6 ppm Tap water... 8dkh/143.2 ppm
GH... tank 7dgh/125.3 ppm Tap water... 4dgh/71.6 ppm
NH3... tank 0
NO2 .. Tank 0
NO3 .. Tank 0