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Old 05-05-2015, 11:00 AM   #311
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I want to agree that the lighting shouldn't be the guy at fault here. It sounds to me more like alk, I've done this before when alk is swinging or out of whack.
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I want to agree that the lighting shouldn't be the guy at fault here. It sounds to me more like alk, I've done this before when alk is swinging or out of whack.
OK Sniperhank. That could be. I will test again tonight to see what the reading is.

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OK here are the test results and I have to you guys were right.

Ammonia - 0
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite -0
P.H. - 7.4
K.H. - 10 = 179
Calcium - 29 = 580
Phosphate - .25
Salinity - 1.025

So what's the best way to raise the PH?

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Don't chase ph. Point a powerhead at the surface and it'll be fine. Open a window. Never use a product to raise it as it almost always results in failure larger than what was originally going on.
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Don't chase ph. Point a powerhead at the surface and it'll be fine. Open a window. Never use a product to raise it as it almost always results in failure larger than what was originally going on.
Ok thanks Sniperhank. I will direct a power head toward the surface. And open a window.

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I've used Continuum Eight.Four to adjust Ph if it gets out of whack. I've had good results with it but use as directed to much can knock some other things out of whack. I don't use it very often only in I notice a very low Ph which hasn't occurred in a while. Euphyllias and Alk swings don't mix.
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I've used Continuum Eight.Four to adjust Ph if it gets out of whack. I've had good results with it but use as directed to much can knock some other things out of whack. I don't use it very often only in I notice a very low Ph which hasn't occurred in a while. Euphyllias and Alk swings don't mix.
OK thanks Paul. I will get some to keep on hand. Is it normal for Alk to go whacky on occasion?

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It can if it is already low. I run Kent normally on my tank and it is low in alk. With large soft coral, them using much alk, it can leave things catty whompus. I've had to dose a couple of times to equal it back out. Done it well and done it poorly.
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All very good thoughts. I really do appreciate all the help I have gotten from you all.

I remembered having a alk problem in one of my tanks at work, although at the time I didn't have any Euphyllias, and I checked to see what I had on hand to use as a buffer and I had used the Seachem marine buffer and it worked out for me. I will test tonight to see if having the powerhead pointing at the surface helped the alk level. If not, then I will add some of the Seachem marine buffer.

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Just tested the PH again and its back up to 8.2. Yay! Pointing the power head toward the surface did the trick.

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