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Old 03-27-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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PH?

hi i have a question about PH. i have had my SW tank for about 2 years now and i have never had my had at 8.2 it more like 7.8 to 8.0 i have had the same live rock 30 pounds and same agernite sand that i first had. i do all reg. water changes and keep up always on my maintnce. well i would like to get in to corals but i know this ph is not going to fly well with them. although. my fish do not seem to mind( i wonder why some times) i know my coral will. could it be that its so low because all have is 30 poundslive rock in a 55 gallon tank?
heres what i have in my tank
55 gallon sw tank
25 watt uv sterlizer
2- maxi-jet 1200
1- 200 watt heater
wet dry filter
4X96 watt orbit pc light

2-yellow tail damsels
1- nemo
1-dory
1- poor mans morrish idol
1-green cromis
1- med butterfly fish ( i just know he is a butterfly fish)
and about 15 hermits
4 star fish ( 1 sand sifter, 1 tigerstrip, and 2 red stripe)

could some one please help me fix my problem.i have tryed every thing
sorry for the mis spelled words. i am in a hurry
thanks so much for tanking the time to read this
your help would be greatfull
michael baker
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:00 PM   #2
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I cured my ph problem by getting my water surface moving good. Might try some ph buffer and get a ph pointed to the surface. What are your alk. and ca levles? This is also a contributing factor.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:48 PM   #3
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i tried ph buffer and i do all my reg. water changes. i have 2 -1200 maxi-jet power heads for movement of the surface water. as for cal. i use a buffer every day that i add. alk. i dont have a test for but i will go get one now. if its to low. how do i rasie it and viseversa.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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Lets just get some true readings and see where were at and go from their. If you only have 2 1200's I would say thats not enough.
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