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Old 12-28-2004, 02:06 PM   #11
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Hrmm, that Kent mixes up pretty good. Might be time to order a bucket.
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:36 PM   #12
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kent it is then. i will order that up next bucket.

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Old 12-28-2004, 03:41 PM   #13
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$60.68 for a bucket of Kent shipped from www.thatpetplace.com. Anyone know of a cheaper place?
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:47 PM   #14
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If you let it mix for at least 24 hours the PH should come up over 8.0. Make sure the surface is being aggitated as well.
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:36 AM   #15
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I do just that, powerhead overnight then check PH. Now my PH test kit may be off a little, but this Oceanic is definately low compared to what is needed out of the bucket and what I was getting before. It's a shame I thought Oceanic had this resolved; maybe I got old stock.
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:59 AM   #16
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I checked mine again this morning - down to 8.0 from 8.4. I'll be doing a water change tonight. I checked my container that I'm mixing in, the ph was 8.2. I'm confused as to why there is this much discrepancy. Not a very stable product.
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I'll check on my Oceanic this weekend for pH levels. I'm placing an order for Kents.
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:26 PM   #18
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I checked mine again this morning - down to 8.0 from 8.4
pH in the aquarium will be lowest in the morning after a lights out period and highest before lights out.

Just tested a fresh batch of Oceanic. It's been mixing since yesterday afternoon and is from the bottom of a 200 gal bucket. The batch is about 15 gallons.
pH - 8.2
PO4 - 0
Alk - 2.5
Ca - 420
Mg - 1380
Temp - 80F
pH and Alk were done with SeaChem kits and Salifert, PO4 with a Hagen test kit, and Ca and Mg were done with Salifert kits.
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Not bad numbers at all. Have you tested it before for a comparison, just wondering if Oceanic has tweeked the recipe? From what I've seen in the past, those are not typical results. I hope they've solved the pH issue as well.

Let us know how it does once it's actually "in use".

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If we are only are only talking about a 5 gallon bucket there is not a lot of stability there. A PH swing in that amount of water is not hard to have happen. More C02 in the air will lower the PH on a 55 gallon tank pretty fast, even faster in a 5 gallon tank.A PH of 8.0 to 8.4 is the target levels so it is within acceptable levels. .It also takes about 24 hours for all the elemnts to dissolve and mix together so you may have different PH readings 24 hurs apart.
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