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Old 11-07-2003, 10:52 PM   #11
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Yeah My tank is right next to a sliding Glass door which is usually open when I am home.. Lets the fresh air into the house... I am just thinking that I will just monitor it a bit.. Nothing seems to be hurting or looking bad.. I know with water changes it should come up good.. I have a water Change I plan on doing tomorrow so we will see..

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Old 11-08-2003, 12:33 AM   #12
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Take your next PH reading and drop some straight kalk into the vial. If it doesn't go off the scale on contact - get a different test kit. Doesn't matter what your reference says - all kits are fallible. This may seem petty, but you are correct in lifting an eyebrow at the PH.

Sorry, but I have a hard time believing CO2 in a living room at typical atmospheric pressure could alter the Ph in a tank that being dosed with kalk.

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Old 11-08-2003, 01:07 AM   #13
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FWIW my test kit is a brand new Seachem test kit w/Reference.. I am very comfortable with Seachem and believe it to be highly accurate.. I Started to use Kent Seasalts a while ago and I believe that is what has caused the pH to go from its normal 8.2ish.. I am getting a different brand of salt within the week.. And going to go from there..

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Old 11-08-2003, 04:13 AM   #14
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FWIW, I have had the same issue using a seachem test kit? My pH was also at a steady 8.2, until recently when it dropped to 8.0, night and day no difference. I removed my tank lid, opened windows, fans, etc. no change. I may have to try a different test kit, who knows maybe exposing the pH reagent to air quite a few times changes results How long has your tank been running cj, just curious? Mine has since July 1st.
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Old 11-08-2003, 04:16 AM   #15
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my tank is about 3-4 months old at this point.. I believe my issue is due to the salt as previously stated.. The reference is Brand New stright from the Seachem along with the Reagent.. At 8.0 I don't think its a bad thing but I plan to watch mine a bit more closely and make sure thats as far as it drops..

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