Happy New Year everyone and ph mystery solved
- I added spring water and phdown and the ph shot back up. I took down the
tank, replaced the gravel with natural gravel (which I should have used in
the first place!) and replaced all the water. I rinsed and put back in all
my living plants and bubble wands. I put my fish back in, I hope I don't
lose any but when the tap is 7.5 and the tank stays at 8.9, something is
wrong. I will monitor the nitrates, nitrite and ammonia for 3 months, and no
water changes unless absolutely necessary. I will be feeding once a day for
a week. Happy New Year everyone!!!
- TIGGY, my first reply to you wandered
and got attached to another message-
Anyway, now that you have new
gravel, we can watch your experiment
with the PH/
What kind of fish do you have?
Are you using the same
filter with all it's bacteria?
- Stripped tank. All new gravel natural. Washed tank with tap water, paper
towel. Put back only the living plants anf fish, clown fish, Angels, neons.
Same filter 2 fluvals, 404 304. Unplugged 2 power filters. Unplugged bubble
wands. Replaced all water witer with 7.5 tap water. PH reading? 8.5
again!!!! I will be calling Fluval Monday I have the MSF filters, carbon and
ammonia carb in filter. I cannot imagine that is it. Will place a plant in
a bowl of water and test. Could it be my biological filter did not have
enough fish for a 75 gal tank to get really established? When I stripped my
tank the water was crystal clear. GENA