So i checked all my levels today after having done a 5g water change yesterday, and my ammonia is down to ~0, my nitrite is trace, and my nitrates are 0.
But I did have a question, can the API tap water conditioner cause Ph to rise? if not what else can? As my Ph before was ~8. I got 5g of water, used the conditioner on it, let it sit a few minutes, then mixed up the salt into it to the proper SG
. But now my Ph seems to be ~8.1 or 8.2, and other than what is stated nothing else was changed.
I'm not worried about the Ph level, as I was going to try to raise it, what I'm worried about is the random rise in it.