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Old 07-31-2006, 10:43 PM   #11
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I have tried that. I premixed some salt water in a container got all my levels where I need them to be. got up the next day tested it and the ph was back down to 7.8. everything else was the same.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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If all is well lots would say 7.8 is ok. That is where mine has always been with no issues. jmo
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I didnt eant to mess with it to much because I am gonna be transfereing everything over to my 125g shortly and keep that one as a fish only QT tank. but I noticed when I added a little superbuffer everything looked like it purked up. it just seemed strange that my ph would drop like that overnight in a container.
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What time of the day did you test? PH is low when light is off
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Can you dose with baking soda to raise ph?
Baking it at 350 degrees for an hour or so will separate the sodium bicarbonate from the nasties it tends to accumulate, mainly CO2. Baking soda is very absorptive, that's why it is often used as a deodorant in refrigerators etc. This will cause it to increase both Alk and PH(CO2 drives PH down). Un-baked baking soda will lower PH as Hara pointed out. HTH
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If all is well lots would say 7.8 is ok. That is where mine has always been with no issues. jmo
I agree, if you can keep is consistant, you should be good, with that number.

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FF is correct, you will get lower readings in the morning, then at night.
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I am not gonna mess with it any more. Everything looks fine so I dont want to mess anything up. As long as it stays the same. I have tested at different times of the day. But I will keep the baking soda in mind in case I need it for the 125g. Thank You All for your Help. I really do appreciate it.
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