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Old 11-06-2004, 10:17 PM   #11
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you shouldn't have to add proper pH when making water. Good R/O water should take all the buffering your salt mix will offer. Tap water can cause issues though, since it may have off levels of magnesium, and probably already contains some of the buffering you're after.
when I used tap water, my pH was 7.9...when I switched to R/O, it was 8.1-8.2
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well that's kewl....... that should save a few bucks.... I just did RO/DI for the first time tonight....... will keep that in mind from now on..... didn't realize the salt had a buffer in it....
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:38 AM   #13
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We use Coralife salt and our ph is always 8.2 straight out of the bucket. We also use tap water currently.
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