I am having a real hard time keeping my PH above even 8.0 in my hospital tank with SG
of 1.009. It keeps falling down to around 7.8 and then I put in Seachem Marine Buffer which raises it over 8 quickly. I then realized quickly is probably not good. So today I got a drip line going with the buffer. Is there anything I could put in there to help maintaing the PH/alkalinity? Maybe some type of calcareous calcium based decoration or something (if that exists)? Right now all I have in there are the PVC
. Or do I need to switch away from the Seachem Marine Buffer? My two tiny clowns in there seem fine, my 3" hippo tang looks way better now but pretty much just lays down on its side half way under a PVC
most of the day and night. I can't blame it though it is going through a cycle, my ammonia has constantly been .25 it is now finally starting to drop very slightly but my nitrites are now .25, throw that in the mix with a fluctuating PH and a SG
of 1.009... poor fish. I am doing the best I can with frequent PWC
every single day since last Friday. Thanks.