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This is a little weird, my 10g tank has good water parameters....except the ph consistently increases.

Generally, after a water change done with amquell plus treated water that has been set to bubble for at least 24 hours, the Ph is at 7-7.2.

After 5-6 days it has risen to 7.6 to 7.8.
None of the other parameter move a bit,
am 0
ni 0
na 10-20ppm (between the two shades of orange on api liquid kit)

Any ideas?
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It must be buffers in your tank that affects the pH. Your substrate could be raising it.
 

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the gravel is just the bagged stuff from lfs, black in color, and its my only substrate....really wish I could remember brand name.
 

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pH rises as carbon dioxide lowers.

In my planted tanks with no circulation and even with peat moss in the substrate, ph slowly rises to 8.4-8.8 with the api high range test kit. With just a sand substrate it rises to that level in a matter of just a few days.

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pH rises as carbon dioxide lowers.
Sweet! I take it to mean that my Bananna plants and feathers are keeping up! exellent! Thank you!
 
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