We recently moved our large collection of fresh water fish and multiple tanks into a new home. it was a bit dramatic making the trip with some of the larger fish and the 150 gallon tank but everyone made it in good health.
we had tested the well water at the new location and knew the Ph was much lower and softer than our previous tank setup so we brought along enough of the water from our old home (with all the plants floating along in it) to set up most the of the tanks with half of their regular water. most of the fish did very well but we did have some problems with beta species tank.
Since then we have been battling the new watter to try and get the ph up into acceptable range. I cant seem to get the Ph up in any of the tanks. the 'perfect ph' treatments cant be used in any of the tanks because they are all planted. so normally i do small adjustments with ph up and down as when needed, well watter at the old house would fluctuate a little depending on rain so we would make small adjustments after changes if needed.
I have a just planted tank that serves as our sick tank when needed. its only 20 or so gallons and after being fed up with the Ph being stuck at 6.0 (the lowest my test reads) in all the tanks, I dumped about 4 times the recommended dosage of ph-up in the tank with no effect on the tests.
I am at a loss of how to treat this. Thank fully most of the fish have not shown too much stress over this yet, but I still need to get it under control.