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Old 08-14-2008, 10:44 AM   #11
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Roka, what do you dose with? Are you dosing to raise or lower?
I hate to high jack the thread here, but I have noticed that my Ph has been slowly creeping lower and lower. Last night it was 7.9! I have been researching and there is lots of info about why Ph goes up, but not why it drops. I have been blaming it on some macro algae I got last month. Can anyone suggest reading on how to raise ph and what causes it to go low? I have been adding more an more coral too. Could that be it?
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More surface ripple will help to raise the pH. I don't dose my tank with anything, just pre mix my water and use a ph to get the correct pH as my tank.
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Roka, Oh, I misunderstood you. Thanks for clarifying, I do that too. I thought that the increased surface ripple decreased your Ph?
cccapt, Thanks for the article that is exactly what I was looking for. I will read it this evening.
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The more surface ripple, the more O2 exchange, thus the higher pH.
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