It never will be, nor does it need to be. Hardness is more important than pH, it affects the osmoregulation in fish. You change this with every water change by dropping the TDS of the tank. It changes in nature with every storm that produces rain. Changing pH, hardness & TDS are some of the tricks breeders use to induce spawning.7 hours it took to acclimate the fish and even then it still wasn't perfect.