The tank seems to want to sit at a Ph of 8.7. I know this is too high, yet when I try to bring it down it goes right back. The only items in the tank are some small shells, 23 lbs of liverock, 4 inches of playground sand, 2 turbo snails, 1 hermit crab, 1 tomato clown and 1 blue goby. Ammonia and nitrite are at 0.0 (this was just in case someone was going to fuss at me for getting a couple of fish already
My normal well water ph is 6.4.
Any ideas on what I should do to bring the ph down and still keep the alkaline levels where they are? I did not want to have to keep using a ph down type product.