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Old 10-12-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Ummmmm.. How?

HI ok so today I tested the water, and again my PH was too high and the Hardness was too high, what does it mean?? And how can I change it? I only have live rock in there right now.. I think im going to my LFS with my test strip and see what they tell me.
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If your cycle is not complete, I wouldn't worry about them yet. I would also suggest using the liquid tests.
What are your current readings?
Stability is key, even if you can't get it to the "perfect" number.
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I agree with Scott. The test strips aren't very accurate. Go to your LFS with a sample of your water and pick up some liquid test kits.

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Just got back from my LFS and they said my cycling isn't finished, haha, im happy its not a serious problem or anything.. i will look into getting the liquid test kits.. thanks for the help.
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