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Old 01-22-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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When do you need a fuge?

My tank is a year old and I can't leave well enough alone. My nitrates are 0. Ammonia 0. Nitrites 0. Phoshates 0. Calcium 480. Alk/kh 9.00/3.20. PH is 7.9, but has always been. I have tried everything to raise it but thats where it stays. So do I need a fuge? I want one. Seems reasonable.
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My tank is a year old and I can't leave well enough alone. My nitrates are 0. Ammonia 0. Nitrites 0. Phoshates 0. Calcium 480. Alk/kh 9.00/3.20. PH is 7.9, but has always been. I have tried everything to raise it but thats where it stays. So do I need a fuge? I want one. Seems reasonable.
There is nothing wrong with a stable 7.9, I would just leave it be. Just don't let it go below 7.8. However, another way to raise your PH without having to set up a fuge is to put kalk in your rodi top off water. Or drip kalk/limewater into your tank.
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IMO it`s always a good idea to add a refugium. Added water volume and additional nutrient exportation is always a good thing.
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What's going in the fuge?
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