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Old 07-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #31
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You could. It's not going to hurt you to. I am not sure if this was asked, but do you check your PH at the same time every day? Different times?
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #32
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I usually check before water changes and I tend to do them when I first turn on my lights or shortly after.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:39 AM   #33
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Have you ever checked your PH reading at mid day or before lights are off?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #34
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Not that I can remember, ill try it today and see what I get
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:00 AM   #35
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Ph fluctuates. it drops at night when the lights go out and raises throughout the day with the lights on. Testing before your lights are turned on you are likely to get low readings.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #36
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I would make sure your Alkalinity is where it needs to be first before trying to change your PH. AK acts as a buffer between the tanks environment and your PH. If your AK is at a healthy level then you shouldn't be seeing swings in your PH reading as the AK will take this instead. Also it's much harder to raise and maintain a higher PH anyways without also having a high AK.
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