Here is the other info you were asking for!
How long has your tank been setup and is it cycled?
Tank was filled on August 20th, cycled with fishless/bottled ammonia, fish added on October 3rd
What type of substrate do you have?
Pool filter sand
Any decorations, if so are they natural ( rocks or driftwood) or man-made?
Several low-light live plants, a large castle and small arch from pet store
Can you test your tap water to see what the pH of that is?
Tap water pH is 6.8
Also, if you have a KH
test kit can you post the results of your aquarium water and tap water?
I donít have a KH
kit, but could easily get one if you think that would be helpful
I too was hesitant to try the pH up or down products because Iíve heard theyíre way more trouble than theyíre worth. More just curious why itís so high! Thanks for your time!