I am very frustrated with my attempts to give my fish more space-upgrading to a much larger tank. I have finally gotten my filter working properly, and now I do some reading at this source: and now I have NO CLUE how to fix my water, except for buying 90 gallons (more like 80-85) of distilled water. I do not have the financing to do this, or even to buy an RO system for several weeks I will have to save money. And my fish do not want to wait weeks. I used my water-softener water and now I tested it and the pH is high. The nitrites and nitrates are fine, the "alkalinity" is super high. That is what making me frustrated. Does anyone have an idea that will help me? I don't want to put my fish in this new tank and have them die, so I want to get the water just right.