can you tell us how you lowered the pH to make your Betta happy?
Honestly, I've just been slowly adding in distilled water when I do water changes. I've also been using API's pH Down, which is just sulfuric acid. I give credit to the distilled water though, for diluting the kH so it isn't buffering as much. When I used pH Down on it's own, the pH would just rebound, but with distilled water, it has been staying more level, at about 7.8.
Tomorrow I'll be getting the gH and kH test from API in the mail and I'll let you guys know what my numbers are if you're interested.
I just bought that 10g tank tonight so I really want to know what a good mixture of tap water to distilled water is before I do anything with the tank. I've made mixtures with 25/75, 50/50, and 75/25 and I'll test those tomorrow to see which is best.
Side note, I just bought a 15lb bag of Seachem's Fluorite, and I'll be getting that in the mail next week. For the past year, I've just been using normal gravel. I figured since I don't have enough of that, I'd just buy a bag of higher grade gravel. I definitely don't want to try doing a dirted tank, especially with a micro tank, so this is as best as I'll go.
Thanks again for all the help guys! I appreciate it!
Any tips to share with a novice?