Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MetroWest, Massachusetts
ph Problem in 5 gallon Tank
Hello everyone, I am still new to having a planted tank but i am familiar with the basics from a standard setup. I have a 5 gallon tank and currenty cannot get the ph to go up it is staying at 6.0. i have a substrate for planted tanks, the eco-complete brand (only brand my local store had), also for plants sword grass, a hedge, foxtail, marimo ball and java moss. The java moss is about a week new, i havent added fish yet because the ph is so low. Everything else is where is should be, water is not hard, alkilinity is fine, 0 nitrates and 0 nitrites. I tried a ph solution, which i diluted first adn slowly added over the course of a few days got it to 7.0 for about a day then is bottomed out again. Water is clear just acidic, worried that it will kill some plants and throw everything even more off balance
Is there something i am missing or are things going to level out over a longer period of time.