PH8.4 Tap Water

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Galibore, 29 Jul 2007.

  1. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    I got my pH meter from Waterboy, really nice.

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    Tested my nano, pH 8.1 spot on. Then proceeeded to test one of my FW setups. I almost fainted, pH 8.4. Then I was worried and tried to figure out what could cause it. Then I tested my tap water. It had a pH of 8.5.

    Surely water with a pH with 8.5 is not suitable for drinking? Or is it still acceptable?
     
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  3. Alan

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    Have the same problem where i live apparently it is with in acceptable ranges.
     
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    O ok then. Thought it would be better to drink soap.. a bit safer.. :lol:
     
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    sorry a bit off topic.can the meter be placed in the water full time or just to be placed in the water while you testing gali?
     
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    Hi Im have just tested my tap water pH. I get 7.65, same area as Galibore. Rand Water.
     
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    Galibore

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    Mekaeel, that I won't know. Sorry.

    Rod, Not sure it's from the same treatment plant. Different cities. I will get a test kit soon and make sure.
     
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    ok will check with marco then
     
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    How much does those babies go for?
     
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    I'm honestly not sure. I bought it with other stuff and only asked for the total. Best bet is to contact Marco.
     
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    its more like a ph pen rather than a meter gali.....does it have an external probe?
     
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    Galibore

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    Oops sorry I meant to say pH pen.

    Yes, it has an external probe which is extendible.
     
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    cool.then i gotta get that.im sure the probe can be placed permanatley in the water then
     
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    I don't think those little batteries would last very long in permanent use mekaeel, worth a try though
     
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    ok spoke to marco.it basically meant to test when necessary.not something that can be permarnantley hooked up
     

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