Originally Posted by rossv
ok i did that test w/ the water in the sunlight... both were the same. I read off another forum that you can add baking soda to raise ph
.. is that safe?
I would not recommend the use of soda's at this point. If you are not 100% accurate, you can cause more damage than anything else. Once some more info is provided, it will be much easier to determine the best solution.
I did not mean for the test to be done in sunlight, It was meant to be placed near an open window to increase the ambient O2
. If that's what was done, what was the ph
reading. Still 7.8?
I would also suggest doing the test on a batch of salinated water you use for the tank.
my gph on my powerhead is 174 and the filter im not sure but probably about 25-50. when i get payed on thursday im gonna go get a protein filter w/ a powerhead so that will help.
The skimmer will do little as far as circulation in the tank but it will help somewhat with aeration. You are definately on the low side of for GPH
. An addition power head similar to the one you have now will do wonders.
also... whats the watts per gallon you need for coral... i forget, and **** those fixtures/lights are expensive
) loose guideline is 3-5 watts per gallon but I would suggest doing alot of research first. Decide the type of tank you really want your's to be. Types of corals you wish to keep as well as any other light dependant animals. All require different levels of care and different light requirements. Once you know "what's, why's, and where's", a better recommednation can be made about specific light set ups.