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Old 05-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #31
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I think your ph is fine at 8.0, but if you want to raise it more oxygen exchange (more flow) will raise it as well as an open top. Ph also rises and falls throughout the day and night so try checking it just before lights out and in the morning just after they come on, it's amazing the difference!
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #32
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The ph of my system is 8.1-8.2 when the windows are closed. It goes to 8.3-8.4 within hours of opening the windows.
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Yea I was looking up on info on it and ever time I test it its when everything is closed and its night time prob wait till tomorrow during the day and doors open and test again
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:47 AM   #34
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The ph of my system is 8.1-8.2 when the windows are closed. It goes to 8.3-8.4 within hours of opening the windows.
Is it may be because your windows are closed at night and open during day time? lol
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:12 AM   #35
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Is it may be because your windows are closed at night and open during day time? lol
Nope. On nice days we don't run the AC.
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Hey guys tested water today and my ammonia is still. 25 should I.add stress zyme for bb to take those levels down or should I just give it a couple of.more days
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Bacteria also needs oxygen to be more effective. Try making more water surface agitation and see if your PH will raise to 81. Could it also be your test kit?
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My tank has a hob filter and its rated for a 75 gallon tank and mine is a 30 gallon and it does make sufficient surface agitation

Should I add a bubbler to get more oxygen in the tank
And the question was should I add stress zyme I guess to give it more bb because I dont see my ammonia budging my nitrates have with the pwc but my ammonia hasnt
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My tank has a hob filter and its rated for a 75 gallon tank and mine is a 30 gallon and it does make sufficient surface agitation

Should I add a bubbler to get more oxygen in the tank
And the question was should I add stress zyme I guess to give it more bb because I dont see my ammonia budging my nitrates have with the pwc but my ammonia hasnt
I would suggest using Nutrafin Cycle. It is bacteria intended to cycle the tank. It would help boost your bacteria.
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Don't add a bubbler, a powerhead will give you surface agitation.
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