I am thinking of using Carib Sea Ready Water in my tanks. Has anyone else used this and if so is it worth it?
The reason why I am doing this is because I have had so much trouble setting up my tanks even though I've done everything I can think of for them. I have lost so many fish that I've almost given up. In my 20 gallon long tank, I cycled it and everything but when I put my fish in, nearly all of them died. My betta also got terrible fin rot again, and all my plants died. I tested the water and everything was great except that my water has a super high ph (8.3).
Since the ph is the only thing that is wrong with my tank as far as I can tell, I'm pretty sure it is what caused most of my fish to die. The only solution I can think of to this ph problem is to buy special bottled fish water and use that instead of tap water. This is very expensive though so I want to get your opinion on if this is the right thing. Thanks