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Old 06-12-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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I need to get my PH to go down and the guy at the lfs gave me Wardley's sodium biphosphate. He assured my that I could use this in saltwater, but it says nowhere on the bottle for saltwater. Can someone tell me if this is ok to use?
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Old 06-12-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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The safest way to bring your PH down is going to be to do water changes with water of the proper ph.

What is your ph now?
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Thats what stresco said too. I did a 10% wc yesterday and then again this morning. Everything is back to normal...if 8.1-8.2 is ok. Maybe a little lower than I was aiming for...it was at 8.7 when i started. My inverts seem to be getting on with things, except one starfish, he looks like he needs more time to adjust. I didn't expect the ph to go down so fast, is that going to harm anything? Also I use a two part additive, ocean's blend. I always use this when my cal is getting low, but I am supposed to use it w/ the ph/alk additive it comes with. Is this a product I should avoid? Should I be adding things seperately? It also contain trace elements and and all that good stuff. I only have a test kit for cal and alk, none for trace and all that other stuff...
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I've never used oceans blend or their products, but most, if not all, the two part additive recommend adding in the am, so not to over shoot ph.
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