Hey guys I added 6L of aqua soil into my tank giving me about 2-3 inches of substrate. Planted my plants. Then came to test my water parameters the ammonia was 1.0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10, ph was 6.0. I was confused at this point as i believed my tank is cycled so I called up my Lfs
where brought this from and they told me the aquasoil do release ammonia as well as reducing ur ph. That mystery solved. I went and brought the ammonia b down to 0.25 through pwc
. However I cant bring my ammonia back up. I used seachem basic to bring it b up to 7.0. But overnight the ph dropped b down to 6.6. Which is ideal for my betta.
So I'm just wondering what I should do at this point. Do I remove my betta and temporary house him in a betta box in my 40 gallon While the ph settles? Or should I just leave him in there and try to battle my ph daily through multiple water changes?