Just tested my water thinking I may do a partial water change since I'm now paranoid about the load, being I added so fish many so fast. (Cycled tank for 2.5 weeks, then last night added 13 fish and a pleco. I know... I know...) My pH is going up, it's probably 7.4-7.6 if I had to guess (the chart goes from 7.2 straight to 7.8, no inbetween) It was about 7.2 before the fish were added. The Alkalinity is on moderate, water is hard, Nitrite is on caution, Nitrate is fine. Fish seem fine. Ideas? I will do a water change, I will go to the store and get whatever I need. But I'm upset with myself for overloading too fast and I'm hoping someone can help me. I've only got the strips for testing but I will go find whatever you suggest if I can. Please help my babies they shouldn't suffer for my stupidity.