combating PH swing at night

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  1. Adee

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    I need some ideas...Ok, excluding the use of reverse lighting on a refuige.

    What other ways can one employ to stop nightly PH drops?

    My new build will use a lot of natural sun....I don't want the added expense to power lights to light up a fuige at night.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    u can drip kalk at night to do the same thing
     
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    I thought about dripping at night only....the other issue is that I could lose about 5-10 L of water a day on this system due to to evap...could be just tad too much saturated solution to dump in to the system after lights out?
     
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    the best and safest is lower power globes and reverse photo period.
    are u going to have a ATS?
     
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    Hi Adee! Any particular reason why you are concerned about the PH dip? My PH runs from 8.0-8.3 and all is fine. I also use the Slurry method for maintaining Ca and Alk which does offer a bit of PH swing.
     
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    I still plan to have a scrubber (sun powered).

    I don't know Meks...my current system, I run my lighted ATS on 24/7...and everything still seems happy. Although my kalkstirrer tops off at anytime when water level is low.

    When my Saga PH was working....Ph never dropped below 8.0.
     
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    Dude, I look at it this way, if it did not harm your system, let it be. :)
     
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    I hear you Meks....my current system is about 80% ito optimum set-up for what I'm keeping.

    Just wanted to raise the bar and get things going a bit better...now that I'm starting a new system from a clean slate.
     
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    Cool man! Looking forward to seeing the new system up and running. :)
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    How will you be doing this ? And wont this cause alot of heat issues in the summer ?
     
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    Guys what stops the ph from changing in the ocean nwhen nthe sun goes down ???

    Trev
     
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    He will use the natural UV from the sun !! I dont understand where the heat will be an issue???

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    I cant find any studies on ph swings in the ocean due to light but from what I have read through I would say that increasing the C02 level in the evening should help.

    Trev
     
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    Trev, correct me if I am wrong, but increasing Co2, will drop the PH.
     
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    I think that Trev means increasing O2 levels, Meks (decreasing CO2).....
     
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    Agree Mekaeel,my Ats keeps my Ph stable during the night.
     
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    Hey Jacques whats up?I would like to see some more pics of that stunning tank of yours! lol.
     
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    LOL Jinx! Thanks man. I will update my tank's thread this coming weekend..... It is indeed looking better already, at least.
     
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    Pleasure,can't wait to see what you were up 2.:thumbup:
     
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    Yes Yes thanks Jacques of coarse I didn't mean add C02 sory it was a long night............ But Im sure most get the idea that adding 02 will keep the ph stable at night and assist in the lack of gas exchange at night time

    Trev
     
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