How are my parameters looking?
So I recently just started my first planted tank (5.5gal) and have been cycling it for almost 2 weeks with a single endler and a cherry shrimp, evenly spaced glosso and some floating plant that i dont know the name of. currently no CO2 (yet), but wiill add CO2 by next week.
Just did a water test today measuring KH, GH, NO2, NO3, and pH.
pH ~ 7.2-7.3
GH ~ 7.9 - 8.4 dGH (German degrees)
KH ~ 2.25 dKH (German degrees)
NO2 ~ 0.4 ppm
NO3 ~ 45 ppm
Any tips on raising KH just a bit as it seems to be slightly low, and GH is pretty high so techniques to lowering?? Is an ammonia test also necessary? Thanks!!