Originally Posted by TRDfan
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.
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.