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  1. rickgoldwing1

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    Can anybody advise me on a problem I have noticed its my PH now its a bit low at 8.0 dosing it up to pull it right what I need to ask is what causes the PH to be too low or too high is it the hardness of the water in someone area that affects it ????
     
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    ph is related to many different things in the tank find out what is been consumed replenish it and your ph will be stable ,also run reverse lighting ie when your main tank lights go off the sump lights are on and cheto will cause the ph to remain stable @ night .You can also get a ph drop with CO2 in the water.
     
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    Is that a day time or night time reading? And what are you measuring it with?
     
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    Hi Viper the reading is taken in the evening most of the lighting is off I am using a ph testing kit I have boosted it up now to 8.3 I was just asking what controls the PH is it the RO water I am using because I have reciently changed all the filters in the RO unit
     
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    A pH number of between 7.9 to 8.3 is in perfectly normal. Variance shouldn't be higher than 0.5 throughout the day. I wouldn't panic. Stability of your pH is more important than aiming for a number.
    Read this too:
    KEEPING SPS PART 3, pH - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    ok guys thanks for the input I don't have a sump light so maybe I should consider one I have ordered a monti carlo hog 5 algea scrubber from the states that has a light with it so maybe I will hold off getting a sump light until that arrives and see if that helps for a while
     
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    Rick please give me a link to the site where you ordered the scrubber.
     
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    rickgoldwing1 Thread Starter

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    Hi mate I just googled monti carlo hog 5 algea sctubber it cost me R1290 including shipping
     
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