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Old 12-16-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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cant get my Ph up? help?


for some reason i cant get my ph up. it dropped one week to 7.85 and i started using kent superbuffer and have gotten it back to 8.05 but for some reason i cant get it past the 8.0 mark.. any thoughts? i use it every morning like the directions say and it raises it by maybe .5 then it drops back down to 8.0 within the hour
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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I'll give you some of my uncured aragocrete it has a ph of about 8.8!
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:57 PM   #3
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haha thats a bit much thanks though lol
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #4
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Everything else is ok? Is your alk low?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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nope.. seems like everything is normal.. its just the wierdest thing. ive even recalibrated the reefkeeper elite and it is spot on. it just wont stay up (no pun intended). my sg is a little high ive had a lot of evaporation lately. would that have anything to do with it? its about 1.028/9 (i usually keep it at 1.025/6)
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:16 PM   #6
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oh off topic but i got a nice new favia for $15 last weekend. i know you enjoy that stuff haha

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:22 PM   #7
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Off topic I just ordered a few good things I'll post picks tomarrow when they come in a cornbreads bubblegum monster, tyree ice breaker polps, tyree key lime, black hole pollys, and a rainbow acan.. When they get big enough to frag I'll give you a piece of the chalices(cornbreads bubble gum monster and tyree key lime)

Back to topic::: I had a few things for you to try but if everything elce is fine then I wouldn't suggest it it will raise other things...
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:24 PM   #8
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thats the next thing i want to try is chalices.i want a rainbow acan so bad and i want one of the bright lime green aussie acans. anyways.. what were you goint to suggest. im going to test again in the AM so ill see how everythingn is doing
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:35 PM   #9
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Some buffer but your alk will go up also or some aragonite.. My apex is off my test says I'm 8.4 but my apex is reading 8.1 I use calcium carbonate and it brings me up to par I dose twice a day

Also I just upgraded to a 90...whoooohoooo.. And I have also been using these LEDs from this company called egoworth.com that work great.. I'm still using my halides I'm loving it the whole bigger tank and all
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:37 PM   #10
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I'm buying from a guy local to me shipping in Florida is next day for 20$ he doesn't have a shop deals from home but his suff is amazing. And great price..
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:38 PM   #11
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yeahh wel ill test again in the morning (i ran out of tests tonight) and ill see whats going on. maybe my alk is whacked out.. what would that do? ive never had to deal with it before
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:41 PM   #12
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Honestly I don't know I test if my calcium is low and my alk is low I'll dose kalk+2 if everything is with I. Range I just do my normal dosing of calcium carbonate.. Both products raise my ph but the carbonate doest go over 8.3 the kalk will
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oh and congrats on the upgrade. im hoping to get a 225 in the next year.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:46 PM   #14
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kalk+2? i just ordered Kalkwasser, same thing?
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That's big.. Very nice.. I'll post some pics tomarrow of those corals when they come in..
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