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Old 08-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #11
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Mine is @/around 8.0 ever since i started the tank and has fluctuated. however I thought getting it around 8.2-8.4 is ideal??

Just got my reef kit yesterday to find out my alk its @ 12 and my cal is @ 500

Thanks every1 for chiming in. I shall take my lid off for a week and test my results for before/after #'s
Usually 8.2 is ideal but stability is more important. 8.0 is fine as long as its holding.

With your alk at 12 im betting your tank would rise to 8.2 with good oxygen flow.

Thought i would mention another way to raise pH but it is not always possible to do. It involves running the airline from your skimmer to outside where it will draw in fresh air. This fresh air will mix with the tank water and raise the ph.

Probably the most effective way but also usually involves running an airline to an outside wall and drilling a hole.
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I've learned a lot in this thread. Thank you to all who posted.

I'm just curious about my Cube now....
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:34 AM   #13
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Yes the open top along with power heads pointing towards the surface will help with PH! I have a screen cover over my tank that i got from Bulkreefsupply.com
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #14
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Usually 8.2 is ideal but stability is more important. 8.0 is fine as long as its holding.
Sorry i post should have said is @ 8.0 and has NOT fluctuated

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With your alk at 12 im betting your tank would rise to 8.2 with good oxygen flow.
I test the PH tonight and it has raised (the test kit color has increased) but not enough to raise it to the next Ph # on the result color chart


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Thought i would mention another way to raise pH but it is not always possible to do. It involves running the airline from your skimmer to outside where it will draw in fresh air. This fresh air will mix with the tank water and raise the ph.
My hob skimmer already does this. Also the exit pipe draws abit of air (not from the skimmer/intake side) and dumps it into the tank on return

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Dido...Hey convict, where in NY ru from??
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Dido...Hey convict, where in NY ru from??
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thats whats up. you guys have any good lfs around you??
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thats whats up. you guys have any good lfs around you??
There are a few. One in Mamaroneck, a really nice one in Greenwhich CT. There's another over the Tap Bridge.

I mainly use my buddy's place in Mamaroneck. Village Pets.
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