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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Right this is my first tank and my ph has been creeping up over the last few days from 8.2 up to 8.63, so tonight I have added some soda water as researched, they said around 6ml to 2.2l so my 300l tank would require around 800 ml. I've added this slowly but now over the last hour it won't...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Well ive had a very stable PH of 8.15 to 8.3 for the longest time, except for the past week. I really have no idea what might of changed. I do run Kalk but ive even stopped my Kalk drip and it will not go down its hovering at 8.4-8.44 day and nigh around the clock... My paramaters are as...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I got BRS's 2. Part dosing set. I followed everything to get cal,ph,and mag to the correct levels. Now I'm supposed to dose 7.5ml of cal n alk daily. My question is my ph is sitting at 8.6 do I keep dosing both????? Quit both????? Or just quit the alk?????
  4. General Reef Discussion
    We have a 55g FOWLR tank. its been up and running about 2 months. we are using a Fluval 406 and 2 hydor powerhears we recently had a big nitrate spike that killed 2 clown fish and a couple damsels. We did a small water change but I tested the water again today and now my pH is crazy high too! I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi reefers, Thanks to all the help I've gotten from folks on these forums I'm nearly ready to get my tank up and running. I have a question about my tapwater and PH. I've been running my RODI unit to make water for the tank and when I measured the PH it read 11.3! I thought it had to be an...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been dosing pickling lime in my top off water. Has gotten calcium levels where i want them, but ph is up to 8.6 and nitrates are up to 20. I am addressing the nitrates, but how do I manage the ph downward? 90 gallon fowlr display with 40 gallon sump/refugium.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    ok so about 5 days ago my ph was about 8.0-8.2. Yesterday I bought some chaeto (sp?) to add to my newly built refugium. long story short, the refuguim was not ready to accept water,sand,chaeto or anything for that matter. So I added it to my display tank. Tonight I just tested my water and now...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok the tank has been running for about seven weeks now, I have an ac 3 controler with a proprely calibrated ph probe. I have double checked with I/O test kit. (don't ask why it's I/O and not salifert) anyway the ph in the tank has been 8.30 and as high as 8.83 now the weather has been nicer and...
  9. Nano Reefs
    The pH in my nano reef tank has been rising, and now appears to be 8.8 (or higher) ... I'm seeing the highest pH value on Reef Master Test Kit. I've tried frequent water changes (every other day for a week), but only changed pH slightly ... maybe down to 8.4 I hadn't seen any effect on my tank...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    ph is 8.8...ran test 3 times to make sure!...Im dosing 2 part b-onic, im sure that is the reason for the spike. Question is, what do i do..?...should i be overly concerned?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am mixing my own water for the first time and I have noticed that PH level is 8.88 after adding the mix. The mix has only going for about 4 hours now if that makes a difference. I am using the regular Tropic Marin salt mix not the Pro. I mixed with RO/DI water has a PH of 7.18 with 0 TDS...
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