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Old 11-21-2010, 12:29 PM   #11
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What are you using to test the pH?
Is it a test strip, a liquid test lit, a had meter, or a meter that sits in the water all the time?
It is important to test the pH at the same time of day every time you test. Testing pH is not important IF the water salinity (SG) is in range (1.023 - 1.026) as tested with a refractometer, AND the Alkalinity, Calcium, and Magnesium levels are all in the proper range.

As Mike said, a PWC done on a regular basis (10% every week) should maintain stable parameters. It is important when doing a PWC that you mix it to the correct SG to match the tank (or close if you need to adjust the tank either up or down). The PWC water should be mixed in an open container for 24 hours before doing the PWC. This allows all the chemical reactions to stabilize.
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What are you using to test the pH?
Is it a test strip, a liquid test lit, a had meter, or a meter that sits in the water all the time?
Nononan, I remember you mentioned before that you had something that measures both temperature and salinity or pH in one go. Are you using an electronic pH meter? Sometimes it's important to know what you use to measure pH just to make sure what the test tells you is really what the pH is. If you aren't sure what your test kit is like, you can take a picture and quickly upload it onto this website.

Until we establish whether your test kit is accurate, it's best that we don't do anything to change your tank yet
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Nononan, I remember you mentioned before that you had something that measures both temperature and salinity or pH in one go. Are you using an electronic pH meter? Sometimes it's important to know what you use to measure pH just to make sure what the test tells you is really what the pH is. If you aren't sure what your test kit is like, you can take a picture and quickly upload it onto this website.

Until we establish whether your test kit is accurate, it's best that we don't do anything to change your tank yet
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