I recently had a severe outbreak of ICH in my 55G .I tried to medicate ASAP but lost all fish
. None the less time marches on. I did a 75% water change and I am currently keeping water above 85 degrees Fahrenheit to kill any remaining ICH in the gravel. I know it is always present but I feel it would be super high after such a massacre. Anyway, I am monitoring my water and my ph keeps testing at a 8.2
. Is this because of high temp? My water source is testing at a 7.4. I have creek rock and a small planted piece of driftwood in the tank. I have a list of fish I wish to put in the tank when it is ready and ideally they like a PH range of 6.7-7.5. So main question is. Is high temp why my pH is high? Also do you have any recommendations as to how to lower pH.
Thank you all in advance.