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Old 03-21-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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My ph is 8.4. I'm just getting the tank started so right now I just have the water in an empty tank and am testing out all the equipment, I get my live rock tomorrow. How do I lower the ph??

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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My ph is 8.4. I'm just getting the tank started so right now I just have the water in an empty tank and am testing out all the equipment, I get my live rock tomorrow. How do I lower the ph??

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8.4 is ideal. Ph will fluctuate depending on time of day. You can point powerhead at the surface to help with gas exchange. That would lower ph ad well.
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Your pH will most likely change after your cycle is complete. Don't bother with buffers atm. A stable pH is preferable to a high or low pH. Just wait until your cycle is done and retest.
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Oh ok...thank you!
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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8.4 is fantastic, but if you plan on a reef tank, then I would probably lower it to 8.2-8.3.
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Ok thanks Easton. No it's just gonna be fowlr so I guess I'm good!
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As mentioned if you are cyclying dont worry about PH. There`s nothing wrong with 8-8.4 as far as PH. The best time to check is right before the lights go out.
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