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Old 01-04-2014, 01:59 AM   #1
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Affect of Skimmer Air on pH

Wanted to raise the ph in my tank it's been at 7.8 even after adding buffers. I just recently ran an air line from my skimmer outside to bring in fresh air 2 days later 8.4. my question is will it go to high?
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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What testing kit are you using to determine your pH? What time did you check your pH? (pH swings over time and is highest in the day and lowest at night) Have you gotten another opinion? Buffers tend to be very nasty on your tank over time. Constant and quick swings in pH can reak havok on a reef system.

Very few systems "need" pH buffers. Fresh air and good surface agitation can go a long way in this hobby.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:12 AM   #3
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API is what I been using. And I checked my ph 2 hours after lights came on. But I will check at different times thanks. I'm hoping airline outside keeps working.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:42 AM   #4
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Just checked my ph lights been off for about 8 hours still 8.4 makes me a happy guy
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:49 AM   #5
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Mr Saltwater is the man. Thanks go out to him for the airline outside.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:18 AM   #6
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I would suggest to stop using the buffer for a few days. Retest during different times. API test kits can also be fairly inaccurate.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:44 AM   #7
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Also have you checked your ALK, when you buffer your ph, it will raise your alk., 7.8-8.2 is fine, it is better to keep it stable than to have it keep lowering and raising from adding buffers.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #8
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I'm also having problems with keeping my PH stable, I've been contemplating the idea of running a line from my skimmer to outside. How do I do this? @fozzy225 thanks

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Homedepot has hose bring you piece from skimmer to get a good fit. ran my line through the floor and outside. Ph has been 8.2 very happy with it.
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Don't get freaked out over ph, get a ph moniter and you will realize it ranges from 7.8 to 8.3 with no ill effects, you can't get freaked out over 1 or 2 test, get a moniter and you will realize, it's part of the natural invironment,
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