Thanks for the response peeps!
Okay... Think I'm a little more alert compared to last night. TGIF!
I had a bucket standing all night with tap water and just tested it.
My filtration is a 2213 and my tank has been up for close to 6 months. I haven't really tested much for the last 2 and a half months. For some reason I decided to test a week ago and found that my numbers have all dropped across the board on my tap water. My water district must have changed something because my water is normally harder than it is now. I haven't been able to track my ph since it bottomed out my liquid test. Now that I have a monitor I can be more precise. Plus the bonus of a new toy thrills me!!! woohoo!
(shhhhh....snuck it past the wife). Only thing is.....not knowing much about them I only bought 7ph calibration solution only to find ya need 2 calibration points. DUH! Makes sense to me now. This little learning experience cost 7.95 in shipping to get another point solution that I have yet to order.
Why I can never order everything I want at once is beyond trying to figure out anymore.
I am do for a water change.
Because of my new water conditions my plan of action is as follows.
The usual clean tank well and prune.
I am going to add baking soda to increase my kh slightly. (any idea of how much to add to raise 25gallons of water 1dh ?)
I got some seachem equilibrium this week and will add probably 3/8 tsp to rule out ca mg problems. (sound like a proper amount? going buy Tom's test tank for EI article)
Lastly back to normal dosages.
Any suggestions or course corrections on my plan of action appreciated.
This change in tap values really took me by surprise. FYI my old values were
same elsewhere.... think someone at the water plant has been smokin the weedys!