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Old 12-29-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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PH staying below 8.2

Alright I am trying to keep my parameters in check and since I switched to Oceanic Salt mix my PH will not stay above 8.2ppm? I been doing weekly water changes and for some reason my PH drops back down to 7.8. After water changes my PH is between 8.2 and 8.4..... Am I doing something wrong that it will not stay at a stable level?... Let me know...

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What time of the day are you checking them? Check it out after the lights go out.
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During the Afternoon around 4 or 5pm CST. that's when I checked it. And I don't have a hardness test which I am working on to get. Could my Skimmer have something to do with it as well? I just clean it out and realized there was a lot of water in the collection cup after one day and I just did a water change on Saturday earlier morning which is my same routine every Saturday morning.... But all my other reading nitrite ammonia and nitrate are all @ zero.
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Well I check this morning to see if there would be a change since it is still dark out. It's still @ 7.8 no change from yesterday. I am using API test kit which now that I know alot more I hate using them they are so not accurate colors are very hard to tell where I am @ well soon I will be getting my 100 gift card for Amazon and I'll get a few test kits that are needed with that.
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Check it out after the lights go out.
How long after? I miss that one.
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Alright after the lights went out I checked my PH and it is still the same... I take it if I can't get my PH to be above 7.8 I would need some kind of PH buffer? hhhhhmmmm. My Turbo snails are starting to look a little sluggish....
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Add a ph to make more surface ripple.
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HHHHMMMMM, I did move my ph down more away from the surface could that be an issue why my PH is below normal?
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