ggNoRe's 20G Long
Long time aquarium hobbyist here but first go at a planted tank. Had a basic 20G long tank that had been in my son's room for past 7 years with just basic gravel, plastic ornaments, and fish that I decided to turn into a planted tank.
So I am pretty embarrassed to say I made a noob mistake by taking out all the water and using a new filter that I started a new cycle. Which lead to several dead fish. I have been trying desperately to get things back in order ever since.
Right now Ammonia is 0, Nitrite tested 0 two days ago but is testing 1PPM now 🤷‍♂️, and Nitrates 0. One thing I am unsure about and would love advice is my PH from the tap is 7.9 but the water tests at 8.2. Is this something I should worry about? I purchased PH down but have not used it as most advice I've read is it's best to leave it alone. That being said some fish I would like to add have been said to prefer PH at 7-7.5.
Thanks all for your time and help. 😊