Using tap ( I know! ) saving up for an RO
- and a must before I get corals ( which is a long ways away yet). I tested the source water before mixing the water several days ago ( I test it to make sure ammonia/nitrates etc arnt high..which thankfully everything has been ok - no problems w/ algae etc ) and it was about 7.8 - the range is quite vairable on my test kit, maybe the source of my supposed ' high' ph.. ( saltwater master test kit.. api I believe.. liquid)
It was defiantly a more purple color ( towards the 8.8 range on my test kit) than the water in my QT which registered @ 8.2. Very odd, Ill have to test it again today and see what it is at.\
No additives ever used
edit after getting home: PH in main is down to 8.2 again. Odd. I havent tested the stored water again, but extra airation ( or maybe went down on its own?) helped. Thanks for the info though!