High pH/Dissolved Constituents in the Water
I was just wondering if anyone could help me out with a little problem I seem to be having. So I just set up my ten gallon tank with a sand/flourite mix. I also laid down a bit of Muriate of Potash and Dolomite underneath the sand for a bit of extra fertilization. Now I am not sure if this is the case, but I believe that there may be some extra minerals in the water that is kicking my pH through the roof. It is about 7.6 or so which high I believe. I have not tested water outside of my tank which I probably should do. Nevertheless, I was wondering if anyone knew of this as a problem and what to do to resolve it. Will it work itself out over time? Could it also be the ammonia I have been adding to fishless cyle the aquarium? I would appreciate any and all responses. Thanks.