Ok, so some ppl here know I'm cycling my new 120g tank
My Nitrites have been up for the longest time and wont drop to finish the cycle.
Well, during all the stuff I already have going on I forgot to check my pH.
Last week it was fine being >8.0 but yesterday, when it finaly dawned on me to recheck it, it was 7.4
I added API buffer knowing very well that my dKH
will go through the roof, but I just wanted to get the pH up first and then deal with the dKH
pH went up to 8.2, dKH
So today I did a 20% water change to reduce some of the Nitrite and dKH
After several hrs of letting the tank do it's thing I rechecked my lvl again and what do I get: pH barely 7.8 and my dKH
Using the API Reef Master Test Kit
What should I do? re-dose the buffer and have high dKH
there must be another way
because I know the pH has to be stable for the Nitrites to go down and the cycle to complete