I am still a relatively new betta fish owner. I have recently begun cycling a 5 gal tank using 2 guppies for my betta who is in a measely 1.6gal.
I am only on Day 2. The puzzle is: How to lower my pH.
Here are the data that I have collected so far:
7/16: Ph=7.6+ Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate: 2.5 ppm Ammonia: 0 ppm
7/17 7.6 0 ppm 0 ppm. 0-.25ppm
Other relevant info:
The past two days I have also used a acid/alkaline buffer system, but it is not working/ maybe doing it wrong?
I had a snail in for one day until my friend took it back. The water kind of stinks.
Thanks so much guys for the input. Grateful to be a part of this site.