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Old 11-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hi! My ph has been at 7.8 for a long time now and it hasnt been a major issue. I want to add some corals now and I know that before I do the ph needs to be around 8.2. I bought some Seachem Marine Buffer.(Supposedly raises to and maintains a ph of 8.3)

Does anyone know if this is a good product? Or is there something better?

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Your salt should buffer your water for you, if not, I would switch to a better brand. Better to have a stable PH at 7.8 than to have an unstable one.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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How old is your tank?
What kind of sand?
Do you have a cover on it? Glass?
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I currently use Red Sea brand salt. What are some brands of salt that are better? Would it be bad to start using a different brand of salt?
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My tank has been up and running for a little over 2 months. It is glass, and it does have a cover. There are some pictures in my profile so that you can see what type of cover it is.
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Oh, and I have caribsea live sand (40lbs)
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i couldnt tell from the pictures, but is it a glass lid? if so, that could be why the ph is low... if you dont get good oxygen exchange, it can cause the ph to drop... i had the same problem until i corrected it... thats why most sw guys use mesh netting or a canopy
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+1 that's why I asked. And the fact that your tank is very young and you should expect some minor PH swings.
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The lid is plastic. There is an opening in the back of the lid (about 3inches wide) Is that okay?
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #10
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So do you guys think I should use the PH buffer, or just leave it alone?
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