Title says it all, lets hear what you guys keep your pH at and perhaps see some pics to back up your theory
My ph is going down how do i keep it up its really low right now dont' know what happen but i need to get it back up thanks:fishGreen:
My ph problem is very simple, well, maybe not that simple. No Ca reactor here. My house is always closed up due to living in Miami, so basiclly, we're just breathing our own Co2. I found this out a couple of weeks ago. The weather here got real nice and when I say nice, I mean 60-ish. So I opened up the house to refresh it and checked out my ph meter. My ph went from 7.9 to 8.24 in half an hour. As long as the windows are open, my ph doesnt fall below 8.1, even at night. Once I close the house up, it comes down. I have a Coralife super luft air pump(with 4 outlets) outside pumping in fresh air and it doesnt go any higher than 8.0. Im looking into a ERV( Energy recovery ventilator) Heat Recovery / Engery Recovery Ventilators - iaqsource.com to see how much its going to cost. I assure you that my ph issue has nothing to do with my water chemistry. I keep my # as follows;Are you running a calcium reactor? Those will often need something to enhance the pH, such as Kalkwasser.. curious why yours stays below 8.0, please share more info.
Do you have a test kit?
If you do can you post what the ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels are?
Sure doesSounds like your in a full blown cycle. Luna