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Old 01-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #31
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Yeah. Mine has dropped to those levels when my ro/di was down and I used store do water. I saw no issues with my corals/clam. It didn't arise until I tried to bring it back up. If you dont have a power head point it at the surface, do it and see if it helps.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #32
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Alright well the ph neven gets above 7.82 even with th power head pointed at the water. I have a graffic cart of my ph and the lowest it went is 7.69. I feel this is way to low. Now when I start dosing the tank my ph will rise but I'm a few months away for that since I will be stocking this thank slowly. What's a good method of raising the ph and keeping it stable. Any suggestions would be nice.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:05 AM   #33
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Alright well the ph neven gets above 7.82 even with th power head pointed at the water. I have a graffic cart of my ph and the lowest it went is 7.69. I feel this is way to low. Now when I start dosing the tank my ph will rise but I'm a few months away for that since I will be stocking this thank slowly. What's a good method of raising the ph and keeping it stable. Any suggestions would be nice.
I've used Kent's buffer a couple of times. It's not real expensive and is easy to find at Petco.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #34
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I've used Kent's buffer a couple of times. It's not real expensive and is easy to find at Petco.
Thanks for the reply. Did you have to dose that on a regular basis or is it a once and done thing?
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Tank and setup look real real sharp!! Nice job and nice ate too. To detail and keeping things clean on the sump part. Wires etc all clean and neat.

Very Very well done!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #36
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Tank and setup look real real sharp!! Nice job and nice ate too. To detail and keeping things clean on the sump part. Wires etc all clean and neat.

Very Very well done!!
Thanks. I been planning this build for a year now. And now seeing it come to life is awesome. There's still a lot of wire management needed to be done. I'm ocd with this build I want everything to be Neat and clean. My 45 reef was a big learning experience with the hole setup( not neat and clean lol) so I want this tank to be right and once all done and stocked. I will be rebuilding my 45 tall tank. but Ofcourse when I save some more money this tank cost more then I planned for.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #37
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Can anybody give me some more insight on my ph?
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Can anybody give me some more insight on my ph?
I'm sorry can you repost? What's your pH at? Your coal is 8.0-8.2. I maintain a pH of 8.2
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It's at 7.8 once was low at 7.69. If you click on the link in my Sig u can see a live reading of my ph temp and what not. I want my ph in the 8.2 range and for some reason no matter what I try it goes back down to 7.8 I was adjusting my alk yesterday because it was at 7.0 then after adjusting the Kh it went up to 8.2 but then today its back down. here's a list of my parameter.

Ph-7.81
Calc- 400
Kh-7.0
Mag- 1400
Nitrates- 0.00-0.25
Ammo-0.00
Phos- 0.12 yesterday and 0.01 today after gfo reactor installed.

The tank went throught a small quick cycle and finished about a week ago. Sand and rocks were all from my other tanks. I never really seen a big jump in my ammonia .50 ppm at the most but I think that's was from a little die off from the sand and rocks being in the containers for a month with no light just heater and powerhead. I left most of my clean up crew was in the containers along with the rocks and sand.

I went through a 2 day diatom outbreak then turned to a hair algae so I installed the gfo reactor after getting a reading of 0.12 from my Hannah checker. BTW I'm using all readsea tests.
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