Alkaliniy & PH high

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  1. Charlne

    Charlne

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    Hello people, ive got a little problem..
    My alkaliniy and ph is a little hidh.
    Alkalinity = 12
    Ph = 8.6
    calcium = 480

    How will i be getting these values down.


    And one more thing, i have a ATU for my RO water top-up...
    Do i need to buffer the water lets say with tropic marine tripple buffer to the right ph and alkalinity readings
     
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  3. zayd

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    Water changes. Strange that the pH and kH are high. Could be over dosage? What test kits are you using?
     
  4. viper357

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    Are you dosing anything?
     
  5. mytank

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    What's your salinity ?
     
  6. Mc

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    The pH is high because the alkalinity is high.
    12 is actually not that bad if its stable and the pH is fine.
    What salt are you using? I use Red sea coral pro which is about 12dkh when I mix it.
     
  7. Fanlie

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    MY tank is 4.5mgE/L (12.5kh) and ph 8.15-8.2
    I use dose orca alk + reef completed.
     
  8. Mc

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    That fine, I was just saying sometimes the pH can be lifted by the alkalinity.
    I have experienced this, and someone explained it to me in fact it might have been @mytank
     
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