After waiting for what seemed like an eternity, I finally have some fish in my tank. So far I have 5 Red Wag platys and 3 Golden Mickey Mouse platys.
I also have two Java ferns attached to some driftwood and four anubias planted in the fluorite substrate.
The fish have been in the tank for about a week and the plants for over a month.
For that last few days, I've noticed that my ph is slowly dropping but my other water parameters seem to be holding steady (ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10). The ph was down to 6.0 as of yesterday. My tap water has a ph of around 7.6.
Someone mentioned that I may need to add an airstone to oxygenate the bottom part of the tank since its 24" deep.