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Old 07-07-2004, 06:48 PM   #11
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Yeah the time is important.. try taking a reading just after lights out at night and one just before lights on in the morning.

Like Keith said, if you're getting 7.8 in the morning then that's not too bad.
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:41 PM   #12
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it is 7.8 at all times of the day. I have tried first thing in the morning, around lunchtime, and just after lights out (9:30 pm) and it is always around 7.8.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:15 PM   #13
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Does the tank have a glass lid?

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Nope. open top.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:52 PM   #15
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I use Instant Ocean salt and have had no problems whatsoever with PH. I do not know enough about salt mixes to give a valid argument, and Scuba S. if you say it isnt that good, well I would asy it isnt that good. But, it has given me no problems yet.

What kind of test do you have? Liquid or what? Brand?
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I have the nutrifin (hagen i think) master test kit.
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try having a pet shop test it for you !! how old is the test kit !! that can be an issue as well !!
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the kit is like 3 weeks old
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try having a pet shop test it for you !! how old is the test kit !! that can be an issue as well !!
They could use RaveChild's test kit to test their water but supplying the LFS with a water sample won't work. Once you remove the water from the tank ambient O2 or CO2 (if sealed) will dramatically affect the results of the pH. You would end up with inaccurate results.

I know Hagen says their test is for both FW and SW but I would also suspect that may be a cause. I mean no offence to Hagen but being a FW specialist, their test kits may not be properly geared for marine testing. Are there other manufacturers at your LFS that are made specifically for SW?

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thanks again steve didnt know that ive takin mine to a good store an hour away to get a check ! it came out ok but didnt know it would be affected
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