I have been fishless cycling, and really not paying attention to ph, since it did not seem to be an issue. However, I moved my tanks to the office (causing great distress to my plants) and now my pH is reading 8.2.
That seems too high to plop a betta into, without trying to get a stable, lower pH.
I have spring water readily available, but I hate to get into mixing. I am sure it won't be perfect, causing pH swings.
Heavily planted tank, zero readings currently on all tests. Big ol' algae outbreak I will dealing with on Thursday (H2O2 and Excel).
Any ideas to bring it down, or should I just ignore it for now? No immediate plans to add fish until the tank is more stable. Snails seem fine.