My PH is very high but cant see why?
I have been maturing my tank for the last month by the book, 85% plant coverage, 2x 10% water changes per week, rapid filter mature stuff ,a shoal of neons and a couple of corys to help the filter and feeding very little twice a day.
The ammonia came and went, the nitrite spike can and went, nitrates are well within parameters...all in all a text book set up.
BUT my PH seems very high, its reading 7.4.! this is the level out of the tap as well
The tank is set up as a planted discus tank with. I use Flourish and Excel, with Prime during the changes.
I'm not overly keen on adding chemicals to artificially push the ph down, will discus be happy with a ph of 7.4 as long at its steady at this level?
I have just bought 2 very small discus and they seem to be fine, much better than I saw them in the fish shop.
I would welcome some simle, robust ways to adjust it dowm.