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    Raising PH

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have reccomendations on the best way to raise PH levels?..

    Thanks.

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    It really depends on why your pH is low in the first place & how low it is...

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    today it was at 7.9
    How would I determine why it's low?

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    Buffer will raise your pH.

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    Well if it's low because you're starting low on your water mix then that's a different solution that if something's curled up & died in your rocks for example.

    You don't want to raise pH quickly because that will cause pH shock so I'm personally anti chemical.

    Have you tested a fresh batch of water to see where you're staring?

    How old is the tank?

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    Tank is a 90 Gallon / 70lbs of LR-all was fully cured when I put it into the tank.
    It's been running for about a month steady, adding rock here and there.

    I'll test some of my purified water later on.

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    Mix the salt to it before you test, the pH will raise a lot from your purified water.

    But you likely answered the question. If you've been adding live rock here & there as you go, you're still having at least a mini cycle.

    A lower pH during that is normal.

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    you need to test/know your alkalinity before you add any buffers. Your tank is still very new, the ph may climb on it's own over the next few monthes..
    If the rock you are adding is not fully cured, then a mini cycle will be happening and as Kruger pointed out, it will lower the ph. If the rock is completely cured, there will be no more cycling. However, being that it is new rock and a new tank, a low ph is not that abnormal.
    Be patient, you may not have a problem at all..
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    Clownchick, did you test the rest of your parameters? That will tell you if your close to the end of your cycle.

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    Thats what strange..
    Everything:
    Amonia 0
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates 0
    Salinity .024
    and Temp is at 78-80F

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