ya, i get my pH tested by a friends test kit whenever i go to his house (usually every day or other day in other words) and then when i go to the lfs
..so a couple times a week there. they've been coming out w/the same results...not sure what brand my friends is, but the lfs
uses some..ummm..."tool" for lack of better word. here, i just found a link to something that looks exactly like theirs...http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1
anyways, both come out to 7.7. and ya, i forgot about chaeto running on opposite light schedule from the tank only stabilizes...well at least my pH will be stable...
as for turnover rate...i got 2 aquaclear 30's (used to be 301, which is what the box for them says) which put out 175 gph
, and the fluval 304 which does 260. so total its 610 gph
(thats if they are even pushing out what the companies claim they can) I'm gonna be getting at least one more powerhead sometime soon, because the ac
's are weak, and i'm gonna be getting some polyps and whatnot.
so what all do you guys suggest? I'll have my new numbers tonight after i get it tested at the lfs
...i'm gonna do the pwc
in about 15 minutes so we'll see if that helps, and i've got one of the powerheads facing upwards more so the top is more turbulent. I DONT wanna add a buffer...too much to worry about. should i try the baking soda thing? i dont know how it works but i'm sure someone here does.