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Old 02-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #171
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surface agitation will also help with ph. maybe adjust a power head to get some.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #172
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I had the powerhead at the bottom last night to stir things up. I moved it towards the top and have it pointed up a tad. Things are looking better. I'm considering a small powerhead in the fuge too honestly. Looks stale in there to me.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #173
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i cant say for sure, but it seemed to have helped out on my tank to have something moving water in my sump.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #174
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I use 8.4 to make my ph more stable and keep a powerhead pointed at the surface. One use and i havent had a problem yet.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #175
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Mt tank sits at a constant 8.0. my RO, DT, & mixed SW all 8.0 so I just keep it consistent
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #176
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Mt tank sits at a constant 8.0. my RO, DT, & mixed SW all 8.0 so I just keep it consistent
+1. Mine 8.1 usually. Consistent is key. I don't buffer my top off. It also depends on when you took sample. If lights just came on it will be low. Your highest ph will be just before lights out.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #177
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Great build, you have made alot of progress i just read through it all! ill definitely follow along, your builds are always so informative, i feel like i am right there with you.

tank and setup looks great!
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #178
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Thanks! This is only my 2nd build so I'm still learning and making mistakes. BUT... threads like these are gold. You can read them and most of the time see what works for people and what doesn't BEFORE you do it yourself. Hopefully, something in this or my other one will save someone time and money
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #179
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Thanks! This is only my 2nd build so I'm still learning and making mistakes. BUT... threads like these are gold. You can read them and most of the time see what works for people and what doesn't BEFORE you do it yourself. Hopefully, something in this or my other one will save someone time and money
exactly! I'll be comnig to you when I'm trying to figure out how to plumb my next tank haha.
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oh dear God!!! I hope not lol, I'm doing it all wrong with elbows and everything hahhaa. I can build you an ugly overflow on the cheap any day of the week though lol
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