New aquarium owner
Thank you for accepting my membership! Im excited to learn even more about taking care of these awesome (tricky) animals. So far i have struggled with some PH issues. I have it between 6.9 and 7.4 but it keeps going up. I would like advice on helping to stablize it. I just did a water change yesterday and thought I had stabled the PH. It tested good all day and I even had them run a full test at aquarium store which came back good. So I (my husband) added some fish...they all seem happy and healthy. But I checked this morning and Ph was getting high again. I have managed to get it back right at 7.4...and it has seemed to stay there. ( all fish still seem happy) eating, pooping, and swimming. How can I help keep PH balanced? I have thought about adding some drift wood?... Ive been told to do another water change and use distilled water? (I didnt think i was suppose to do a 25% water change until it had been a week) any advice appreciated. Would like to get ahead of problem so to not harm the fish.