Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Michigan, United States
pH up, KH down and loosing fish HELP
Hi, very frustrated here. My planted tank, has been fully cycled for a 4 weeks, added 6 furcata, lost 2, replaced and lost 2 again; added 6 cory all fine, added 6 harlequin lost 3, replaced 3 and 2 now iffy again. Fish were added with 7 to 10 days in between, slowly acclimated. Currently - ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 0+. pH has climbed from 7.4 to 8.8! KH dropped from 4 or 5 to 3. 75g, excel, just started low dosing of ferts. Using filtered tap water which has been steady at pH 7.4 and KH of 4, GH 8. GH climbed to 12 so I did a couple of small water changes with RO. What did/should I do? Water change with RO and remineralize? add acid buffer? Sorry so long, trying to share info. HELP please!