I am using marine mix professional salt (from Germany) I am out of it now and will switch to tropic marin. My ph
(I test all levels at night) is 8 measuring with tetra kit, and 7.7 with a sailfert kit. I have never got a reading above this with the sailfert kit, so I question the validity of this particular kit. My dkh
usually measures about 10 but this week it measured 8. Calcium 375. NO3
= 2.5 mg
/L. salinity 1025.5 I have not tested for PO4
My maintenence routine for my 65 gallon is to change out about 6 to 7 gallons a week. I am filterless except my 70 lbs of live rock, a plenum and a skimmer. My animals look GREAT. I hate to jinx myself but all of my fish have been disease free, I have coralline algae all over the place (glass, even my bumblebee snails are covered.) The only corals I have are mushrooms, ricordia, and an open brain coral. I also have an open brain coral, and a clam. They all look great.
I have not added any new corals because I am trying to get this ph
problem figured out. Lately I have changed my additives to using only sea lab cubes and reef builder. This is when I noticed the slight ph
drop with both kits. Before I add a xenia I am trying to get my additives straight. Thank you in advance for your expertise!