PH of 8.1 an issue?
Is a PH of 8.1 too high for my planted tank? My tap water measures 7.8. If it is an issue, what should I do?
I have had hair algae issues, and I think it was the high phosphates in the tap water (used for water changes). I have since added a Phos-Zorb bag which has lowered P them significantly.
The plants are growing, but seem to be struggling. Amazons lost all original long leaves, but have a bunch of 3" long new leaves coming up. Stem plants seem to be a little yellow. Grassy plants seem yelloish, but have all sorts of runners with new plants poping up from them. As for Fish, I lost Ottos and Neons, but the 1" angels and Chinese algae eaters are doing good.
Phosphates: 0.05 (tap is 1.1)