Testing says that my pH is still up at 8.2... I'm hoping it will go down, the ph from tap is around 7.8, so it's still quite high, but not above 8!
The cherry barbs are hiding more (I think they hadn't found hiding places before)... I'm planning to add more tomorrow, hopefully they will feel safer that way, and come out more.
I'm thinking of substituting the neons for something else, as I've read that they tend to have bad genetics due to interbreeding. Also, I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that all the fish are going to stay in the bottom/middle part of the tank, so I'd be looking for something that would stay in the top. Iv'e thought of rainbowfish, and Harlequin Rasbora so far..