ph issues .. trouble shoot?
alright so ive got 2 new tanks set up heres the info
substrate -flora max midnight black in both
ph - 8.0 in 36 gallon and 8.2 in 5.5 and 7.6 out of the tap
ammonia- 0 on big tank havent checked small as its just fishless cycling .. forever
nitrite on big tank is 0.25 ppm
nitrate is 20 ppm
i have co2 running in my 36 not in my 5.5 and ph was checked from a glass of tank water i let sit for a few minutes
fertilizer- flourish comprehensive and occasionally api leaf zone
plants- dhg and a bacopa in the big tank .. nothing in the 5.5
decor - fake petsmart driftwood in big tank nothing in small tank
livestock- 3 guppys in big tank nothing in small tank
filtration- cascade 1000 and aquaclear 70 on big tank and a top fin 10 on the small tank
lighting - 2 t5ho and 1 t8 on big tank - nothing on small tank
did i miss anything ?