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Old 03-20-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Low PH

Just did a PWC and my PH is at 7.8-8.0. How can I bring it up?!

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do you have adequate surface agitation? usually a power head pointed towards the surface will raise the ph.
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I thought so but I will re adjust one right now. Thanks X

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What time of day are you taking the pH measurement?
How long have the lights been on?
What are your Alk, Ca, and Mg readings.

The Relationship Between Alkalinity and pH-CHEMISTRY AND THE AQUARIUM

Solving Calcium and Alkalinity Problems -CHEMISTRY AND THE AQUARIUM
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Yesterday the lights were on for 7-8 hours when I took the test. Only other test I have besides the basics is alk, and it read 2.5

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Yesterday the lights were on for 7-8 hours when I took the test. Only other test I have besides the basics is alk, and it read 2.5

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I found this good article might help u out

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2004/4/chemistry
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Great! Thank you!

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thanks for the article Karlos! have some rep+1
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