Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
New Planted Tank Water Parameters
I set up my tank 2 nights ago (added the gravel, water, filter, heater and a couple of plants) and it has been running since. I have not started injecting CO2 yet as I still need to get my diffuser, and plan to add a few fish in the next day or two. I tested my parameters tonight and they are:
PH 7.8 - 8.0
Would you recommend I do anything to the water to lower the PH, or should I see where it is once I add more plants, CO2 and fish? Based on these numbers, would it be safe to add a few fish? Do you have any recommendations for community fish that would be good to add that are more interesting than zebra danios, but hearty enough to handle a new tank?