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Postby bradderz123 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:15 pm

I've got coral sand and the water when put in the tank is measuring 8.3 and yet the overall tank measurement keeps going down and moving around the 7.5 to 8.

Why would this be please?

I've got loads of live rock in the tank and the external filter has live rock and some alpha grog in it.
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Re: PH

Postby Tony » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:51 pm

Is this in your new marine tank mark ?
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Re: PH

Postby bradderz123 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:06 pm

Thanks for conversation today Tony - increased the air flow and put the buffer away! Let's see how it goes :tu:
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Re: PH

Postby bradderz123 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:53 pm

Tony - you are the man!

One shop sold me some buffer, one sold me some filter medium telling me alpha grog was causing the problem. You identified, with a few questions, that I wasn't getting enough air flow on the surface of my water.

Increased the airflow and now the PH has risen to my desired 8.3 - in fact it wants to keep going up so I've got a problem the other way! Maybe because of all the buffer I put in that seemed to be having no effect?

Bloody marines!

But thanks for solving my problem and increasing my knowledge :tu:
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Re: PH

Postby Tony » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:19 pm

:tu: :tu:
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