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Old 03-11-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Help with storage of make up water?

Just out of curiosity, after you first make up a batch of saltwater, get it to the right salinty ( I have mine at 1.022) and test it for PH right after you mix it, is it naturally going to be high?

I decided to test mine after testing the main aquarium ( which I'm still having issues with!!) and it was 8.8. I havent noticed this before.. does it naturally go down when the water is more well mixed / sits for 24 hours in the container? Seems like a newbie question, but I just happened to think.
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A steady pH is achieved by good surface ripple, that's where the O2 exchange happens in SW.
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In the few times I've test IMMEDIATELY after mixing the salt, yes... the pH is abnormally high. After sitting a day or two, it drops to where it normally is... 8.2-8.3 (Reef Crystals mixed at 1.025).
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Thanks, thats what I was looking for
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