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Old 10-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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What do you guys do to keep the ph stable and not dropping it when topping off the tank with ro water ?
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Doing water changes will help keep your ph at the right point as well as the other parameters. I top off over a gallon a day on my one tank and the ph is pretty much stable.
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pH is also effected by gas exchange, too...
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Very good point, surface agitation is important as far as keeping the ph stable.
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I have surface agitation (not a lot tho) and last time I topped off my ph dropped by like .2-.3 points the ro water I used was in a bucket with no movement what so ever so should I just get more surface agitation and I'm almost done setting up my refugium for it so hopefully the light being on down there when the display tank is off will help
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I have surface agitation (not a lot tho) and last time I topped off my ph dropped by like .2-.3 points the ro water I used was in a bucket with no movement what so ever so should I just get more surface agitation and I'm almost done setting up my refugium for it so hopefully the light being on down there when the display tank is off will help
Get at much surface movement as possible without spraying water everywhere...
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:21 PM   #7
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Anything else other then chemical treatment. I have to babysit my ph lvls all the lime to.
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How big is your tank? Do dose calcium? or anything else?
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I dose calcium. But recently heard kalkwasser is better. 130 gallon tank generally change 10 gallons a week.
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If I don't add ph up. It will drop to about 7.8 in a week. I don't usually let that happe tho
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