So my tap water has an extremely high pH somewhere around 8.5. Its so bad that its making my juvies ventral fins curl
Ive got peat moss, drift wood and oak leaves in the sump but since it needs to be topped up everyday and twice a week water change the pH doesnt have much chance to go down before being filled up with tap water again.
I've tried having a tub with low pH water to use for water changes but it started cycling and I didn't want to use water filled with nitrites for my water changes. Plus mozzies and other greeblies start living in there messing up the water even still.
Is there any way to lower the pH that I've probably completely overlooked?
I'm not a fan of adding chemicals to my tank to lower it.