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Old 05-18-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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how do i test my ph and how do i go about rasing it if its too low and how do i make it lower if its too high and what should my reading be between when i test it?
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i wouldnt mind hearing some suggestions myself, i need to bring mine up just alittle bit.. a good pH level should be 8.0 - 8.2 ish... i think 7.8 - 8.2 is also acceptable { could be wrong! }

but get a pH test kit and there are some additives such as pH up or boost or something { not sure what it is called } and pH down and that sort of thing

a good way to maintain the same pH level all day long is to run a light over your fuge when you have your tank light off.. thats what i plan on doing anyways { shouldnt really bring it up higher than if your main tank light was on... more to just keep it a stable number the entire time }

oh ya and also .. low gas exchange will lower your pH
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:45 PM   #3
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how do i test my ph
A pH test kit...

Never test after any chemical additions. Wait at least 12 hrs first.

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and how do i go about rasing it if its too low and how do i make it lower if its too high and what should my reading be between when i test it?
Same answer for both questions, a good sized water change with well aged/aearted SW. If a constantly low pH, do not use chemicals to fix it. Look at the cause, which more often than not is how the tank is set up. Ignore pH fluctuations in a cycling tank.

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check alkalinity too. low alkalinity means your pH can shift more easily.
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