PH Levels - Need Help Please!!!

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  1. Lparisi

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    Hi Guys

    I tested my PH and it was between 8.5 to 9. I am pretty sure this is too high but what is the ideal level the PH should be at and how do I get my PH down? On my Sera NH4/NH3 test it said that if my level is at 0-0.5mg/l then my PH should be 7-7.5 and 9 is considered harmful with long term exposure.
     
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    What are you dosing for kh.and cal?
     
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    Is this a freshwater ph test kit?

    Saltwater needs to be between 8.0 and 8.4
     
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    O I cannot express the lack of respect I have for 'drop tests', You can't expect 100% accuracy, the RedSea test kits use syringes to measure actual volumes and more reliable results.

    One persons small drop is another's big drop.

    Also is this tank just starting? a cycled tank doesn't usually experience long term measurable ammonia, unless something died!!

    If its a new tank, let the Ph do what it wants but don't add livestock until its stable, don't waste the tests as well, be patient my son
     
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