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Old 07-07-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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Ph Problem

My Ph seems to be stuck around 7.8ish. Any ideas what I can do to raise this to a more appropriate level? I have tried perfect Ph and it is ok for a couple of days and then it falls back to 7.8. Alk is usually around 120 to 130, and I use instant ocean salt.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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when did you run the test ?? if it was the am hours this isnt bad ! also instant ocean isnt really a good salt !! i would really suggest another brand of salt !! i use coral life and havnt had any issues but this isnt the best salt either !!
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what is a good salt to use??
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Old 07-07-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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http://petsolutions.com/product.asp?pn=93601050

i think this is what alot switched to !! ive heard kent is a good salt never have used it though !! but like i said i use coral life and so far so good !!
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Old 07-07-2004, 04:52 PM   #5
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What's the pH of the makeup water before you do a water change?

I use Kent salt and it's always 8.3 after 24hrs aeration.
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What's the pH of the makeup water before you do a water change?
Around 8.0 to 8.4
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Can you give some details about your aquarium setup.. the salt is probably not the problem in this case.
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It is a 55gal with 50lbs live rock. Crushed coral substrate. I am running an emperor 400 filter, a Prizm skimmer, 2 maxi jet power heads (1 400 and 1 1200). I have 2 Ocellaris clowns, 1 3 striped damsel, 1 blue devil damsel, 1 neon dotty back, 9 snails, 2 hermit crabs and a sand sifting starfish. Ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0, and nitrates are undetectable.

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You may want to look into buffers... I use Kent Marine Super Buffer, keeps my Ph steady
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ya never said when ya did the test ?? a.m./p.m ¿?¿ dont think a buffer is really an answer my self but the time of the test is important !
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