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Old 12-28-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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PH shot up when AquaC Remora was added to tank

I added a AquaC Remora PS to my tank and my PH went from 8.2 to 8.6 in a week. Besides a water change, do I need to add a PH buffer? Is the protein skimmer the cause of this sudden change in PH?
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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How are you checking it? If it is with a test kit what brand is it?
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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My test kit is called "Saltwater Master Liquid Test Kit" by Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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You should get a fairly accurate PH reading with this kit. Does the kit have an ALK test. A low level could cause PH swings. Also how old is the tank and do you test at the same time each day? I can't think of any reason why adding a skimmer would directly cause your PH to change.
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added oxygenation?
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I don't believe oxygen will raise the pH. Adding CO2 will lower the pH because it will create carbonic acid...so as CO2 is removed the pH goes back to 'normal'.
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:47 AM   #7
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Yes, I'll 2nd that one. I've had Ph increases when my skimmer air line gets clogged and I don't notice that I've lost bubbling. Once the skimmer is reactivated, Ph quickly returns to normal. This is especially true when dripping kalk.
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