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Old 01-07-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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how to bring PH down?

Mine is sitting around 8.45 or so... LR and herms and a single crab are only thing in it

Tested new water prior to doing water change and PH is same there?? RO

Using redsea salt per package instructions
All other levels test out fine

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Old 01-07-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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Remove SW from the tank and add some RO/DI water. Bring the pH down slowly over a week.

What is your SG? How do you measure it?

The package directions are a starting point. Adjust your mixture next time to use use less salt. I always mixe mine low to strart. It's easy to add another cup or two of mix. It's a lot harder to add more RO/DI water to an anlrady full container
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sg is-1.0235
Swing arm Hydrometer
Still have room in tank after water change... water about an in from trim.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:18 PM   #5
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First thing is get a refractometer to check your SG. The swing are inaccurate IMO and you may be much higher than you think.

What test kits are you using and are you able to compare to a known pH solution?
It seems strange that freshly mixed sw a the proper SG would be reading that high. You might want to try another test kit.
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Red Sea Marine lab is the test kit
Not testing for Copper, calc or others
Just testing for n03,n02,NH3,ALK,PH

Dosing calc,stron,moly and Iodine with Kent products (trying to kickstart my coraline)

Other than that nothing else out of the ordinary
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Red sea test are not very accurate. I would get a better test kit and a refractometer or have your salinity tested by the LFS. If you are doing regular WC's and keeping water parameters in check you do not need to be putting additives in your tank. You are just throwing money away. I would make sure of your water parameters before you take any action to correct anything.
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how often do you guys test?

And do you test all each time
Was going to get a salifert test kit but do not know if they have a combo kit.
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New tanks need to be tested constantly until you "learn" your tank. I am not aware of a salifert multi test either. Seachem makes a decent muti-test that test NH3, NO2, NO3, PH, Alk.
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kewl thanks... would you have a link to the seachem multitest kit?
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