Sky high ph - Why??
I just bought 4 red rili shrimp, 2 are berried and they’re doing well, still berried 3 days after purchase and moving around. But my ph is 8.4, why could this be? It’s coming out of tap at 6.4. Other parameters are nitrate - 10ppm, nitrite - 0ppm, ammonia 0-0.5ppm (lost the card and have to use online so it’s hard to tell if there’s a slight green tint or not), kh- 6, gh- 4 (plan on raising to about 7 slowly using Shrimp GH), and TDS - 153. Any ideas what could’ve caused this ph spike and how to correct it while not risking the shrimp or the babies? Dosing api leaf zone once a week after weekly 20% water change, flourish advance daily, and medicating zero planaria (all the parasites are dead but I have one more treatment this week to ensure they’re gone) Any advice will be taken, thanks!