- 11 May 2007
- Reaction score
I am quite concerned about my ph. i am getting a reading of 8.8 to 9, IN THE MORNING!!!. i just checked my ph with a tropic marin test kit and it is showing 9. i have a shit red sea kit too wich can only read up to 8.6 and this is showing 8.6. now if it was the red sea kit i would just put it down to a crapy test kit. but the tropic marin?????? i am dosing up to 15l of kalk in a night from a am stirrer and auto top up and my fuge ( 300l filled with chaeto ) is on a reverse light cycle from 7pm to 7 am. all my other tests are 100s ( although they are red sea so i dont really trust them) I was using tropic marin buffer for the last 2 months and i was getting ph readings of around 8.6 to 8.8. i ran out about 2 weeks ago and havnt got my hands on more yet. but the question is......... surely with this kind of high ph i would find my inhabitants really stressed. the ph is constantly high though (at any time of the day) not dipping below 8.8. EVERYTHING IS THRIVING and my sps pe, growth and color is fantastic.