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Old 07-30-2004, 01:25 AM   #11
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my ph is flucuating pretty bad in the morning i tested it it was at about 7.8 at night i tested it and it was between 8.4 and 8.8 what can i do to fix this
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:39 AM   #12
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Ouch that's a huge swing. It's normal to have a drop after the light go out, but that is a very big swing. The reason for that is most likley low alk. A water change should help. Are you dosing anything? How are you testing your PH? With a PH pen or are you using a tets kit?
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:29 AM   #13
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im using a test kit and recently ive been doing alot of water changes trying to get my nitrate down so it hasnt been long isnce my last water change probly 2 days the only thing im dosing with right now is f.o.r.m wich is dried mud taken from reefs wich contains everything needed clacium magnesium strontium and more so idk do you know of anything i can do to fix this swing
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What kind of water are you using. RO/DI, Tap...... Anemones are very sensitive creatures.
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:54 PM   #15
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What kind of anemone? The like different conditions as far as lighting and flow so this is necessary to try and figure out what may be bothering yours.
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im using tap with a dechlorinator and the thing about what type of anemone it is im not sure because we found the anemone at the store i work at when we got an order of caulerpa it was mixed in with it at first i thought it was an l.t.a and then it opened up and it looks like a condy my clown loves it though so idk i have another post on this site that u can see a picture of the clown in the anemone if you would like to see for yourself im pretty sure its a condy though
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:25 PM   #17
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could phosphates be causing this because im starting to think that might be a problem because my algae is starting to get out of hand even with and algae crew
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new update : anemones dead along with my starfish that looked perfectly fine idk what it could be would phosphates cause this i think im going to get a phosphate test tomorrow and if its that i think im going to run another filter with some phos-x or something to absorb the phosphates n e suggestions are very welcome
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:09 PM   #19
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Phosphates could certainly cause algae blooms...or other nutrients included in your tapwater (tapwater quality can vary greatly by location and season...anything from nitrates, phosphates, to copper could be in the water). The tap water conditioner only removes chlorine/chloramines at the most.

The anemone and starfish probably died from the PH swings in your other thread as both are very sensitive to parameter changes.
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I would buy a PH probe to constantly meter the ph and a refractometer for the salinity. I dose every 2 days my reef tank with Alkalinity buffer and calcuim which keeps my ph at 8.4 day and night.
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