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Old 05-17-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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pH is low

I have a relatively new saltwater tank. Its been set up since April 30th. My readings today were as follows:
Measure pH 8.2 Measure Salinity 1.024 Measure pH 8 Measure Ammonia 0.25 Measure Nitrite 0 Measure Nitrate 0

Everything seems to be within reason except my pH which I believe is a little low. Any thoughts on what I should do to raise it or if I should just let it go and test again in a day or two.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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Don't worry to much about ph unless your having extreme swings. As long as everything's happy let it be where it's at, ph buffers can cause other issues. Often times the KISS principal is best, and ph is a prime example IMO
8.2 is fine, above is from another thread but I felt it applied.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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Chasing pH values is never a good idea. I probably shouldn't admit this but I've tested pH like twice ever for my tank. As long as everything is healthy and happy I don't bother
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Chasing pH values is never a good idea. I probably shouldn't admit this but I've tested pH like twice ever for my tank. As long as everything is healthy and happy I don't bother

I'm the same way, never even tested it once in the 10
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I just feel using a quality salt mix it is always proper levels and I trust my corals to let me know when something's up
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After like 20 days to have no nitrites or nitrates but still have ammonia! Seems a little odd to me
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What test kit are you using and what's your ammonia level?

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20 days isn't that long.

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There is nothing wrong with those PH values. 8.2 is perfect.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:47 AM   #10
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I am using the API Saltwater Test Kit. I have not done a water change yet and it has been set up since April 30th. This test was performed around 10:30am on Saturday morning
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