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Old 09-15-2011, 11:51 PM   #1281
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I believe a bubbled would help with gas exchange, good solid surface agitation works best though then again there's other mitigating factors to that as well.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:55 PM   #1282
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im lost on the concept of gass exchange. ive asked several times in both of my builds and still dont get the rules of it.
Carbon dioxide leaving the water and bringing in oxygen. Usually if ur water is rippling at top, your good. With your ph's, u will be fine...
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:12 AM   #1283
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How about adding a bubbler in sump? Wouldn't that help?
Got my DT surface rippling but pH still suxx
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:14 AM   #1284
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Bubblers cause the water to splash creating salt creep. I think power heads and an overflow cause enough oxygenation to the water. Also algae in a refugium takes up co2 and puts in oxygen.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:09 AM   #1285
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Bubblers cause the water to splash creating salt creep. I think power heads and an overflow cause enough oxygenation to the water. Also algae in a refugium takes up co2 and puts in oxygen.
Got all that... Don't understand why pH is dropping on me like that
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:17 AM   #1286
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if i was doing this i see two options.
a)wait it out.
2)i would do a massive water change.<----- i would do this first. i have done this to my fw and i had to do it 2 or 3 times just so i could read nitrites being anything other than off the charts, please consider this option.
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Well, due to work and school I'm forced to wait out anyways. Will do water change on Saturday then. Let u know how it goes
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kk i can wait till sat.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:04 AM   #1289
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Eheim Jager 300w Aquarium Heater - NEW | eBay

would this be enough for my dt and sump or should i look at something different?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:09 AM   #1290
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General rule is 1-3 watts per gallon so yes and just because you have sufficent surface disturbance doesn't neccesarily mean you wont have ph problems.
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