RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Low pH In Your Saltwater Tank? Time Kiss Your Sa

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays:*Your pH is below 8.1. That means your sand bed is currently dissolving into solution. You need to raise your pH if you want to have any sand left in your tank

    The rest of the story: I always laugh at this one. Ever wonder why calcium reactors (which dissolve aragonite, aka large particle sand, and coral skeletons) are maintained at a pH of 6.5-6.7? That’s because at that low of a pH the calcium/aragonite actually dissolves at a rate that’s worth noting!

    If your pH is below 8.1, your sand bed isn’t going anywhere.

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