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Old 04-11-2011, 05:58 AM   #11
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algae is a nutrient issue, not a ph issue.
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algae is a nutrient issue, not a ph issue.
You might want to research that statement
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You might want to research that statement
Just wondering what you mean by that? Algea is fueled by excessive nutrients in the tank.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #14
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While this is a true statement, algae can go into overdrive without he right PH In the tank phos. Levels get high much faster with a lower PH and an algae bloom is almost a sure thing. I guess to save from having an argument all I was saying is that a PH of 8.3 is the goal of most reefkeepers that I know. If 8.0 is working for you awesome! I also like to keep my salinity at 1.026 unlike some others that shoot for a little lower.
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nope. you asked me to do some research and i found the opposite to be true.

"pH The pH range for most cultured algal species is between 7 and 9, with the optimum range being 8.2-8.7. Complete culture collapse due to the disruption of many cellular processes can result from a failure to maintain an acceptable pH. The latter is accomplished by aerating or mixing the culture. In the case of high-density algal culture, the addition of carbon dioxide allows to correct for increased pH, which may reach limiting values of up to pH 9 during algal growth."

http://www.growing-algae.com/algae-g...onditions.html
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8.2 to 8.7 I rest my case
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yes, that's the optimum range for algae growth...LOL. not the other way around.
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