first of all, im not positive if this is in the exact right spot, but i'd consider this betta care.
anyways, to be honest, i just recently bought a simple ph balance test kit, (not the master kit, just a little bottle and a strip) and some Ph down (Because in my local area, our tap water has about a 8.0.), so over about the last week ive been trying to lower my ph balance to around 7.0-7.4...Well it took me 2 days to slowly lower it where i wanted it, which was a solid 7.2... needless to say i was thrilled. well the next day i go in to check the ph levels, and they were back up to about 7.6-7.8ish...
so im just trying to figure this out completely, because ive yet to see a thorough ph balance guide for bettas...
How do i keep the ph balances from flucuating? or do i have to constantly use ph down, and keep it manually where i want it?
If i invest the 30-40$ for the Master ph test kit, where do i get the supplies i need to correct whats wrong, like nitrate levels, ammonia, and so forth?
Can you visually notice the waters difference when ph balances are lower and higher?
Why when i mail ordered my fish they came in really blue water? Is it really healthy water for them, or some type of better transporting water?
Where do you guys get your test kits from?
How many of you guys actually go through all of this trouble for your little pal?
Just general stuff like that, if everyone could just kinda throw their 2 cents at this topic, i'd really appreciate it :)