Jim Fox Posted July 8, 2022 Share Posted July 8, 2022 I am on well water that I soften due to water hardness of around 60 grain and it has a pH out of the tap of 7.2 to 7.4 but after a 30% water change and waiting a day or so, the aquarium pH is 8.2 with nitrates below 30 ppm. I have java ferns and some anubias plants. For fish, mostly a variety of tetras, a 7 inch BN pleco, 3 albino corydoras, and a single kissing Gourami. All the fish have been with me for over a year, some as much as 4-5 years. I started plants about a year ago and use Easy Green. The substrate is just typical aquarium stones and I have 2 large pieces of driftwood that have been in the aquarium for years. My question is, what is causing my pH to stay up at the 8.2 range? Second, my Anubia plants are growing but all the leaves seem to have a grey/blackish beard around their edges. I attached a picture. Just curious as to what this might be and any suggestions for preventing. The plants keep putting out new leaves but after a month or so get this grey beard. Is it algae? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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