Parameter update time!
The small amount of manzanita in this tank STILL has my pH at 6 (or just below), KH between 1 and 2 and GH around 7-8.
Tap that goes in at the moment/depending upon the day is pH 7.5-8, KH of 5-6, GH 12-14.
This is craziness.
May be insane for me to say it but I wish the buffering would hurry up and, you know, quit it. Ideal params would be 6.5-7ish pH, KH 2-3, GH 7-8. That's where things usually settle for me in most of my non-buffering tanks. Guess we'll what happens over the next several months.