Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: College Station, TX
Thanks to both of you for your help! So, it appears that unless I remove and replace the Ying stone, I will be dealing with alkaline conditions. I have heard accounts of people keeping the same spp. that I wish to (cardinal tetras, german rams, kuhli loaches, and neocardinia) in waters of around 7.5 successfully.
Will the pH increasing nature of the Ying stone remain constant, or is there a way I could "exhaust" this property?
If not, what are your thoughts on keeping the species I listed in my tank? I will have to wait a few days for the pH to stabilize w/o any addition of CO2 or acid buffer, but I believe it should not rise above 7.8 max.
I was really set on keeping these species and am becoming a little discouraged at how few options there are in terms of "inert" hardscape.