The tank is looking very clear today. Tested the water again and got a pH of 7.2, .25 ammonia, and 0 nitrites or nitrates. The big upswing in pH confuses me. I thought it would still be low if the soil was causing it. I decided to go get a couple gallons of RO since I was out and do some tests on it. The pH of the straight RO was about 6.4 and once I added the RO right (a little less than a teaspoon per gallon) it went up to about 6.4-6.8.
I was going to do a water change, but now I want to wait another day and see what the tank water says. Hopefully it stabilizes, and with no inhabitants I don't really have to worry about the ammonia.
No sun today so I borrowed a light from another tank. It's not doing a whole lot though with the floaters in the way.
Shot from day 3. Nothing exciting other than the very clear water.