Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Ph !!

  1. #1
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rosenberg, TX
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like

    Ph !!

    Hi guys, i seeking out for expert advices.
    Im struggle to bring to ph up to 7.9-8.0.
    I tried the buffer, running algae scrubber and recent added secondary calcium chamber.
    My tank Ph has been 7.5-7.8 thru out the day.
    I stop calcium feed until i can bring the ph up.
    What should i do.
    Current tank test
    Calcium 417
    Alk 8.2
    Mag 1200



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Porter, TX
    Posts
    2,587
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    What are you using to test ph to get you those numbers? If it’s a ph probe you might need to recalibrate it. If it’s a test kit throw it in the trash and get a probe. I have found test kits to be very unreliable when it comes to ph. What are you using for your calcium feed? If it’s a calcium reactor your always going to struggle with ph in the 7.9 range without either a using a degassing chamber ie a second chamber filled with media or b using a co2 scrubber like I am. My ph now runs 7.9-8.2 when before it was like 7.8-7.9

  3. Thanks xWildReefx thanked for this post
  4. #3
    BOD MEMBER steveb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Spring 77373
    Posts
    7,563
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    You might also consider dripping Kalkwasser to bring up the PH. You would need to reduce the CalcRX output by an equal amount so as not to spike your alkalinity.

  5. Thanks xWildReefx thanked for this post
  6. #4
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rosenberg, TX
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ostentum View Post
    What are you using to test ph to get you those numbers? If itís a ph probe you might need to recalibrate it. If itís a test kit throw it in the trash and get a probe. I have found test kits to be very unreliable when it comes to ph. What are you using for your calcium feed? If itís a calcium reactor your always going to struggle with ph in the 7.9 range without either a using a degassing chamber ie a second chamber filled with media or b using a co2 scrubber like I am. My ph now runs 7.9-8.2 when before it was like 7.8-7.9
    Im using apex probe and test kit just to be sure. I guess i need to recal the probe again since i might did it wrong when i first start it.
    I have geosreef 618 and install a second chamber few days ago, using reborn media.
    How long will i able to see the change? The ph is at 7.5 to begin with?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #5
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rosenberg, TX
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    Would it be better if i turn off the calcium reactor, bring the Ph up then redial the calcium? If so what is the best tradition method can i use to bring the ph up?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #6
    MARSH Sponsor printed3dparts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Barker, Houston
    Posts
    138
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    One thing to also consider (although your carx is a huge deal in this) is the CO2 saturation where you have your tank and filtration equipment (if separate). You could give a pH scrubber a shot which might bring you closer to 8... On the other hand I've never operated a carx before so i don't have a sense of how much the scrubber will actually help.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

  9. Likes FarmerTy liked this post
  10. #7
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rosenberg, TX
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    Ostentum, would you mind show me how your scrubber looks like?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  11. #8
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rosenberg, TX
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    Got the BRS scrubber unit and media, Ph now 7.9-82
    Thank you all


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  12. #9
    MARSH GUEST
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Posts
    1,088
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    I have never had to be concerned about ph because I used to have an undergravel filter with crushed coral on top. But I want to be able to handle a wider veriety of corals so I am in the slow process of removing the under gravel and crushed coral. There is way too much poop and rotten food in the crushed coral thus I have great ph but poor water quality. I put a mesh bag of crushed coral in one of my hang over the edge power filters and hoping to do the trick for me. What are your thoughts?


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •