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Old 02-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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It didn't help my ph though
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #12
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10 to 25 percent every week but my ph stays the same. The salt I use seems to be high in alk. What do u use io right
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #13
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I used to use I/O reef crystals but I will be switching to Red sea reef salt.

I have a good amount of corals and only within the last few months did the alk/cal start to drop between water changes.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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This is my first sw tank so I'm trying to get my perameters at suggested levels on live aquaria and other big websites like that until I get a "feel" for it and then I'll adjust if I need to. I am going to try the buffer. Do you think that the ph change will shock and kill the shrimp crabs and snails?
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I wouldn't do the buffer honestly till it runs alittle. Urs may stay high. I went out and spent 300 on a scylimia and another three on a 1 inch frag of a type of chalice. I was feeling I should be extra careful about the parameters. I'm thinking of stopping the buffer and keying it settle gradually over a week or so. I don't like the high alk
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Oh yeah I think I'm switching also. I think ill have to order it online. I love recieving packages online. I almost can't wait till they get here
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Idk then... It seems weird leaving my ph at 7.8. Will it shock everything if I start it??????
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There's always a chance in my opinion, remember once you start dosing you will have to be very diligent about it. It should be done at the same time everyday as well. I bet you have more swings with adding buffers though and THAT can hurt your livestock going up and down every day or every other day.
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I changed my mind... I'm not going to do it. It's goin back to petco. The research that I've just now been doing tells me that a stable ph that's a little bit off is better than a ph that changes in and out of the perfect levels.
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Yep, exactly. Good luck though
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