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Old 10-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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My PH is at 7.9 and I think that it's suppose to be around 8.2. Is this too low and if so, is there a natural way to bring it up? I'm trying to keep it low upkeep as possible. I have a 40 breeder reef with a 20 high sump.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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My PH is at 7.9 and I think that it's suppose to be around 8.2. Is this too low and if so, is there a natural way to bring it up? I'm trying to keep it low upkeep as possible. I have a 40 breeder reef with a 20 high sump.
Ideally a higher pH would be good. Mine is 8.2. But... Stability is more important IMO, pH swings will stress fish and corals. You SLOWLY bring the pH up over weeks and that would be safe. I wouldn't attempt to do it all at once. Are you using RO/DI water? Mixing it prior and using a power head to agitate the surface?

What time did you test? Is there a lid/top on the tank or is it topless?

They do sell buffers to raise pH if needed.

Here's a good read.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rhf/index.php
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Ideally a higher pH would be good. Mine is 8.2. But... Stability is more important IMO, pH swings will stress fish and corals. You SLOWLY bring the pH up over weeks and that would be safe. I wouldn't attempt to do it all at once. Are you using RO/DI water? Mixing it prior and using a power head to agitate the surface?

What time did you test? Is there a lid/top on the tank or is it topless?

They do sell buffers to raise pH if needed.

Here's a good read.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rhf/index.php
It does have a canopy and I do have something breaking the surface of the water. I tested it in the afternoon.
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