I have a water problem. The reason I know this is because I got a lovely dozen red cherry shrimp yesterday. This morning they were all dead. After chatting with the seller, we narrowed it down to ph. I have been doing water experiments all day.
Here's what I've found but I don't know why. My well water straight from the tap is off the high charts! Deep purple!
This is the water I've been using for water changes. I'm surprised anyone is still alive! Seachem Prime does not change it. Running it through a Brita filter DOES. The water comes out pretty close to neutral. Running it through a pack of charcoal does not. My tanks are all pretty neutral in ph a day after water changes. Immediately after, the ph is high. Right now all my tanks are good.
Any ideas as to what is in the well water that raises the ph so high and what in the Brita filter fixes it? My next task is to get a filter on my faucet that I can attach my filling hose to so I can put filtered water in the tanks at water changes.