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Old 09-11-2018, 06:43 PM
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Bronx Ph swings

For some apparent reason can’t get my ph above 7.8 it drops as far as 7.65 and goes no higher than 7.8 my appartment is on the ground floor towards the back so really no air coming in with the windows open I put a tube to my skimmer and have it out on the window still nothing don’t wanna dose kalk here to many stories I was thiking getting a co2 scrubber what do u Guys think any help will be appreciated
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:04 PM
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I would check the probe first .
How old is it ?
Maybe need to calibrate it.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:15 PM
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It’s only a couple of months bought the new apex I’ve calibrated it only time. Y ph goes to 8 is when I do a water change but then it drops later on during the day
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:25 AM
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It’s only a couple of months bought the new apex I’ve calibrated it only time. Y ph goes to 8 is when I do a water change but then it drops later on during the day
I believe you get a spike in the pH because the mixed water is more aerated and has a higher pH. I had the same problem and even a line to the outside wouldn't help with the swings. I installed a scrubber and now my pH hasn't dipped to 7.6 like before. The pH now is 7.9 - 8.3.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:56 PM
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didnt want to get a scrubber because of the amount of $$ it would cost to keep it up n running but this hobby isnt cheap i learned that the hard way back in the days so im ordering it from bulkreefsupply gonna get the dual jumbo just to be on the safe side thnks everyone for the advice well appreciated
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:08 PM
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try to install a pump to take water from bottom push up on top, may help, that what i use for long time.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:34 PM
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i just ordered a co2 scrubber thanks for the help
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:24 PM
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i just ordered a co2 scrubber thanks for the help
If you like it , go and order on line the media, the one from BRS go fast.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:38 PM
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Yeah I ordered it already ordered a couple of bags just n case they run out thnks for the feedback
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:08 PM
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Are you having issues with coral? Don't chase numbers your going to cause more harm then good. My PH goes from 7.4-7.9 everyday. Mike Paletta recently did a study of some of the experts tanks and Sanjay who has one of the nicest sps tanks with incredible growth is maintaining a ph of 7.5-7.8 while Jason fox doesn't even monitor ph. If corals look good i wouldn't mess with it.
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