My ph shot up to 7.8. Only things I did were added coraline stimulate yesterday. I added a handfull of cheatomorpha 2 days ago and I possibly stuck my hand in the tank after washing dishes. I added 5 gallons of ro
water I got from the local water filter company. where I met a fellow aquarist and reassured me that the water there was fine. I checked the total dissolved solids and they were at 6ppm.
Another concern I have is I just added some mangrove about an hour ago that I picked myself from the local mangrove forest and put it in the overflow box. I kind of smelt that die off odor you get when curing LR
so I hosed the roots with pressure hose water the patted dry them. Should I remove as to not start a cycle?
BTW my nitrates are high (40)to hence the cheato and mangrove just added.
Should I take action now and get some ph down? Or wait and see what happens. The last test I did was on the 15th of sept and everything was fine.