My boys are settling into routine life over here and seemed to be enjoying their 10 gallon (split) tank until the water change before last when they stopped blowing bubbles. They look fine. They're eating fine. They're just as happy to see me. They just seem a little lethargic I guess... just slightly more than usual.
Anyway... I asked for a water test kit for Christmas, but since we celebrated Sinterklaas (a Dutch holiday) today my husband - knowing I was concerned about the water conditions - gave me the test kit for Sinterklaas instead.
I am still totally new to the testing, and haven't had a chance to do much research yet, but since y'all are the experts I figured I would check in with you first.
Here are my water readings:
PH: 7.6 (super high I think, right?)
This is AFTER the water change I made this morning... 3.5 gals out of 10gal tank. The tank is still pretty new only about a month or so old. The temp is 78F. I change their water at least 50% once a week, this week I have done a 50% on Tuesday and a 25% today.
Please let me know if there is anything else you need to know.
I want to know what is the ideal I should be shooting for here?
Any ideas on how I can bring that PH down? (Straight from the faucet my water is ph 6.8-7.0)