Hello dear AA members!
I think this is a silly question, but I thought I would through out there:
I have a cycled 20 gallon long tank with a pair of GBR. They are great: active, food gobbling, showing colors, already laid eggs once. The PH in my tank is high (as best I can tell it reads 8.0 on the API drip test, though on the strips it read at 7.0 - pretty inaccurate). All other readings are within norm: amm=0; Ni=0; Na
=5. Water change schedule is 25% once a week. Ph out of the tap is 8.6. I don't want to mess with the ph since the fish seem to be doing great.
If the PH is high (8.0), but the KH
readings are at 0, do I have soft water? Will the GBR be ok? Or should I try to play around with PH in one of my other 3 tanks and move them if I am successful? How concerned should I be?
I know fish can adapt to ph and that consistency is healthier than messing with the chemistry, but I want to be sure.
My GBR are now my favorite fish! I want to keep them healthy since they are doing so well!