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Old 09-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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is 8.0 ok for ph ???

The ph in my new tank set up 8.0 Is that ok ?
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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The ph in my new tank set up 8.0 Is that ok ?
On the lower side but acceptable.
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should I wait until my tank is cycled and try to raise the ph or just let it go the way it is. I hate using additives
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It will balance out. When my tank was new PH stayed at 7.8 for quite a while and then began to increase on its own. So 8.0 for a new tank is not that bad at all.
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Thanks.
This is only the second day of cycling so I'll let it go and see. Using the shrimp method and already getting a little ammonia but the tank is smelling a bit lol. Guess that will go away. I have my skimmer running to break it in during the cycle. Will that affect the cycle process ?
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Food/Fish waste is the essential part of cycle. Beneficial Bacteria needs it for survival. So if your protein skimmer starts removing your shrimp waste then it may slow down the cycle. However, I don't see how a new skimmer can actually start skimming everything out of the tank so it should be ok.
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