Originally Posted by Madmike10000
I keep mine at 8.2. I used crushed coral and extra love rock to buffer my ph. It usually never goes down besides the small daily fluctuations
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Though important to have enough live rock and such in the tank to have enough area for the beneficial bacteria to grow, the concept of a buffer can be very misleading.
Will this stuff buffer ph? Yes.
The issue at hand is that for the ph to be buffered by things such as crushed coral it has to go down to unrealistic levels in saltwater. It is either 5 or 6, I don't remember exactly which it is off the top of my head this early in the am.