Up until now I've had no PH problems - its been staying fairly stable around 8.2-8.4. I've been doing bi weekly water changes, about 10-20% every two weeks. I tested my water this AM and found the PH to be between 8.4-8.8 on my chart - hard to tell for sure since its such a wide range, but it definatly was a lot more purple. I tested my QT tank, it was a definate 8.2 ( although the lighting times are different on that tank)
Ammonia was 0, Nitrite 0, and Nitrate about 10-15ppm. Temp at 78 degrees. Source water was about 7.8 before adding salt. I know PH fluctuates, but I didnt expect it to be quite that high. Current residents seem to be doing ok, though I noticed the one clown wasnt as interested in food - the other ate fine.
I do only have one power head running at the moment - i'm getting another here, this weekend ( as well as a emperor 400 filter running) - could the problem be too little circulation O2
Any ideas on why the PH is so high.. and how I can safely bring it down?
You think you have a handle on things then something happens heh - You're always learning in this hobby for sure
thanks for the help