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Old 06-07-2004, 05:58 PM   #11
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You could do a 50% water change, just make sure the temp is the same so you don't shock your fish. Honestly I would go with a series of smaller (like 25-30%) over a course of a couple days. You PH isn't critically low, I would take my time.
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Old 06-07-2004, 06:49 PM   #12
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Okie - so if I set the pH in the new water to 8.2 (as opposed to just below 8.0 in the QT), and do a few 25% water changes, that'll be ok, as long as (of course) I make sure SG and temp are the same?
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:08 PM   #13
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Water changes are going to be the greatest benefit. If not, monitor the alkalinity and possibley start using a buffer (last resort unless using hyposalinity). I would nix the idea on the aragonite. If you need to treat the tank with copper or the like it will skew the effectiveness and add to your problem. It would be a hassle to remove later as well. Best to learn how to deal with it before it becomes a problem.

Also make sure you are not basing the low pH on an early AM reading, 8.0 is actually not a bad reading. In all honesty, it should not cause issues unless it drops below that. Test the pH in the afternoon and see what you get.

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Old 06-12-2004, 05:21 PM   #14
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OK, I'm going to do a 50% waterchange in my QT - the new water is at 8.1-8.2 pH, and the QT water is at 8.0.

Is this ok, or is it too big a jump in pH? I've done enough water for a 50% change, so I'd rather do that if at all possible...
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Old 06-13-2004, 03:23 AM   #15
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As long as pH does not jump more than 0.2 is a short time frame, it will be just fine.

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