I've just finished cycling a 5 gal. tank. Unfortunately, I had to do it with my betta. He's survived! and is actually regrowing some of his fringes that he lost when I didn't know better and was doing 100% water changes in a 2 gal. tank.
I'm concerned because my ph is still low, at 6. I'd like to add a mystery snail to the tank but I know that the ph is too low, that they need much higher.
How do I adjust the ph of this tank, slowly, so I don't hurt my betta?
My master test kit (liquid) doesn't have the test for gh and kh (I think that's what they are called--alkalinity and hardness) and I'm a bit broke right now to go out and buy those two tests.
What to do?
5 gal tank
heater (around 80)
gravel and glass beads
one male crowntail betta
I know from other boards that people put calcium in the tanks for their snails. Would that help increase my ph?
My plan is to add one golden apple snail to this tank, and when I can, I'll get a 10 gal. and add another snail and some african dwarf froggies.