:;toast Yay! I've finally been able to register an acc on here(I've been having some glitches)! Ok, now to the point. I have a 20 gallon(long) tank that has been set up for a couple months now. Here are my readigs: Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 pH: 8.4 GH: 0? KH: 300 I am starting to use distilled water to lower the hardness, and I will test it soon to update you all on the readings. The pH has always been high, odd because my water here is soft. I have a bottle of pH down, but I'm tentative to use it. I don't prefer to use it, but it could come in handy. Any suggestions? Also I have a female betta in a 1.5(temporarily of coarse) with no filtration and a stable temp of 80(light heats the water). I feed her Jack's Pets tropical flakes(going to drop by the petstore and buy some more blood worms) one pinch daily. She shows no signs of illness and is contented in her small tank. There was a shrimp..but you know bettas, always snacking on them. . Anyway, I was thinking once I can lower the pH and Hardness levels, would it be okay to have one betta(my female), 5-7 Panda Cories, and 1-2 ADFs? My subtarte is black gravel, It seems round enough for the cories. Thanks for the help!!