I can't increase surface agitationanymore than it is withougt blowing water out of the tank.
My PS is already oversized for my tank and draws in plenty of air.
A/C is on when it's hot, otherwise at least one window is open in the room wtih the tank.
Lights are on for 12 hours.
BTW water parameters in the tank yesterday (before today's pwc
pH 8.2 (salifert) or 7.65 (probe)
I am running np BioPellets which can reduce pH. That's why the trickle outflow is placed right next to the PS intake pump.
The probe reading are the same now as they were before I started using the BioPellets.
The only way to increase the pH will also blow the Alk
through the roof,
My change water has the same readings. When mixed to 1.025 the liquid test kits show 8.2/8.3 while the probe shows 7.8
So if Lou is correct then everyone using a liquid test kit has a pH much lower than actual. If that is true, then is it really so bad?