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    Senior Member DuuhMojo's Avatar
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    PH has dropped

    Hey gang,

    My PH has been pretty steady at about 8.1-.8.2. I just did a reading today and the reading is 7.9, now mind you this is a 10am reading, I normally do PH readings at 7-8PM at night. Also my light cycle I have cut back to almost nothing to try and control a algae outbreak that hasn't happened but will if I let it. I do have a dead snail in the tank, I just left him in there, I'm guessing I should yank him out. Can a dead animal cause PH to drop? I know PH will rise more once lights have been on longer. Feedback?

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    FYI - my electronically monitored pH consistently ranges from 8.1 during the day to 7.7 just before the lights come on. Quite a range but my inhabitants don't appear to be any worse for the fluctuation. I have a 55 gal sump/fuge and NO algae in the main tank.

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    I would say your readings are pretty normal.

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    Your pH will swing during the day/night.
    The pH will rise during the day with the lights on...so in the evening, it would be normal for the pH to be higher than in the morning.
    Based on the numbers in your post, I'd say your fine.
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    Senior Member DuuhMojo's Avatar
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    Thought so I just wanted to double check, thanks guys.

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