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Old 11-20-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Red face new starter needs help with Ph!!!!

how to increase ph in salt water tank. my tank always keep 7.8.but i want to increase to 8.0-8.2 good to my coral. what's product need to put in the water????thanks ~~~
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No product needed. Just do PWC`s and also tell me what your PH is about an hour before the lights go out. That will be a better indicator. I`ll bet a hour before the lights go out it will be between 8.0 and 8.2. BTW welcome to AA.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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what is PWC??? i use text kit, which always stay in water one, but it is always show it 7.8. my tank is quit small
tank long 23inch ,wide 8 inch, and high 10

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i start to get saltwater fish one month ago.my light is normal one blue and one white. i always keep turn on it 8 hours a day. cos i am a new starter, so i always go to ask pet shop people .but they dont see clearly..i think i will post my tank picture later.cos i feel my corals not very healty.
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Hi nono!
Glad you made it!
PWC means partial water change. I think what Melosu is trying to say is that you should test your water pH an hour before turning off your lights. A measurement taken that way is more accurate as the water parameters are given time to stabilize during the 'light' periods.
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hey phrozian,thanks for ur clearly explain to me .only u know how is shortly english words i got for the fish.hahaha.....thanks a lot......i think i need go to buy ph text kit again, the old one not very exactly right ~~~
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That's okay
I think you need to buy a liquid test kit if you don't already have one. pH test strips are not as accurate I think.
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yes.i think so. i think maybe need to ask someone to help again. which exactly brand and website can buy ph test kit. also easy do use it.man ,i like this website, cos it helps a lot for my tank..
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Hi nono!
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PWC means partial water change. I think what Melosu is trying to say is that you should test your water pH an hour before turning off your lights. A measurement taken that way is more accurate as the water parameters are given time to stabilize during the 'light' periods.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:34 AM   #10
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BTW, i still dont know how to increase water PH from 7.8 to 8.2??? i text my water ph is 7.8 before turn off the light . how can i do??
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