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Old 07-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Low ph ?

Is a ph of 8.0 to low for my fowlr sw if so how can I keep it at 8.3 ?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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8.0 is perfectly fine and there is no need to try and get it any higher.
Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
"the pH range from 7.8 to 8.5 is an acceptable range for reef aquaria"
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #3
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Second capts answer...some people would kill for a stable 8.0 ph without any boosters....you're ok
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better gas exchange at the water surface will raise your ph. aim a power head upwards so that the surface is somewhat turbulent.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:28 AM   #5
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Or crushed coral....but I do have to warn that attempting to raise your ph may result in instability...
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:35 AM   #6
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Ok many thanks everyone I guess I'm safe 
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:11 AM   #7
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Mr.X you mentioned gas exchange in the post above. Would it matter if you had a sump compared to a tank without a sump and a tight fitting canopy?
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most likely. the more surface touching air the better, as far as ph goes, but not as far as evap goes.
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