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Old 05-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #31
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pH would be the contributing factor and perhaps I missed it, but I did not see where that number was listed by the OP? Anyways, what is the salt mix pH stabilizing at?
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weird thing is that they lived for weeks, not days or hours, in the 7.2 (assuming the test kit is correct and not knowing what the alk is).

A=0
B=.5
C=10
D=7.2
E=1.022 Refractometer
F=90 gallon with 20 gallon sump with protein skimmer
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #33
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Wow, not sure how I missed seeing that one, thanks Capt Depending on the source water, if within normal parameters of 7.8-8.0, the constant exposure of such a low pH would inhibit respiratory functions and accelerate secondary infections. I'm sure each animal has its variable limits, but eventually time breaks down the system. That would be my guess and as for the pH being that low I would conduct some tests on the salt as well to make sure it isn't a bad batch...just some thoughts.
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last i checked.. crushed coral is a great ph booster.. my ph is at 8.2 every day.. i use ro water which has 0 ph in it lol.. it shows like 5.8-6 when i tested it. but it as soon as it hits the water takes on the ph of 8.2. my live sand has a bit of crushed coral in it.. maybe you could try that?
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Crushed coral, same as aragonite, will only boost pH when it drops to about 7.6ish, perhaps lower. All manufactured salts buffer the pH to at least 7.8 and even if there is a buffering effect within a dsb layer it will precipitate out and provide very little, if any, impact on the system as a whole.
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... I would conduct some tests on the salt as well to make sure it isn't a bad batch...just some thoughts.
Good point. Test up a batch of water that's been aerating for 24 hours or so. I've heard recent rumors on another board about some buckets of IO mixing up with low pH. Seems like there's always rumors about bad batches of salt floating around there!
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What salt do you use?
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Maybe the fish had something wrong with it all along. Liver or heart who knows.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:33 AM   #39
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ro -ro/di water does not have a 0 ph, pure water should have a ph of 5.0-7.0 depending on temperature and surrounding CO2 concentrations.

Reverse Osmosis/Deionization Systems to Purify Tap Water for Reef Aquaria by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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