I recently switched to a 40 breeder and instead of using CC (as I did in my 38) I used aragonite sand. It was dry sand, not the "live" kind. I sifted all the dust out of it before placing in my tank, so my cloudiness was almost zero. I know sand is a natural buffer to things like PH and nitrates and overall it looks alot nicer. When I first put in it my tank, I tested the quality of my PH. It was 8.4 !! Good news right !! So after a week I tested again, it was down to 7.8. I did 2 PWCs (total of 12 gallons) of freshley made SW
, and tested again today. 7.8 !!??
Can someone explain me a way to raise this level ?? Or is it something that will take time to become a natural buffer and get full of goodies ?? I know it won't become live overnight