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Old 06-06-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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Raising PH

Well my PH is back to 8.1 (I think I added two drops of testing stuff, thats why it tested high. This is the only thing I can think of)

Anyway I can raise it to about 8.3 and keep it there??
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A low Ph is not nearly as bad as a drastic change in Ph. Test it in the morning before lights come on and then again at night right before the lights go off. 8.3 is ideal but it will naturally deviate during the day.
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I add Kent Marine Super Buffer to my tank weekly in the middle of water changes. During the weekend I do water changes which will buffer your water and then add buffer on Wens. Stays around 8.4 all the time. Have a good day
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Re: Raising PH

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Anyway I can raise it to about 8.3 and keep it there??
8.1 is not bad. If you are using Instant ocean salt mix then IME that's about all the PH you'll get (8.0-8.2). One way you may be able to bring it up some would be to add some more flow to your tank. I see you have an MJ900 on a 30gal, you could easily use another MJ 600 or even 900 IMO.
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Someone on here PMed me that Buffers turn your sand into concrete.

Its 8.1 all the time, night or day.
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I add Kent superbuffer dKh, and my sand is unchanged.

What's your alkalinity at?
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