Both.blacksunshine said:what kinda buffers are out there, i have used a powder type but never really saw any difference from it in the past.
should i do a 10% water change or do the buffer or both???
current tank/setup: 12g NC dx, topless, stock pump, hydorflow, 130w jbj fixture on top, fan across the water 24/7, water temp between 77-80, about 10lbs LS, 10lbs LR, tank inhabitants: green, orange, blue zoas; gsp, red, green, purple shrooms, hawaiian feather duster, 2 blue leg hermits, 2 turbo snails, 1 bumble bee snail, 3 small nasarius snails. last water change was 4 days ago, it was a gallon. tank was started first of april. i did wait a full month before i started adding things, and made sure nitrates/nitrites were at a zero. i need an ALK test kit, but here at the parameters otherwise... Nitrite: 0, PH: 7.8 (lights on for about 6hrs), Nitrate: 1.5, Ammonia: 0, Calcium: 415, salinity: 0.024Regarding your Ph issues what else is up with your tank? how big, when was the last water change, how old is the tank, what kind of things are in the tank, what are the other paramiters such as ALK, Calcium, Phosphate, Nitrate, Amonina,
what is DKH and MEQ?7-12 DKH or 3.2-4.5 meq/L