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post #21 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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I was up early this morning and decided to get a pH even though the tank lights were not on yet.

The color was green, instead of blue like it has been. That corresponds to neutral, 7.0. I wish it would stay that way until 10:30, when I usually take it. I know this is the CO2 talking. Normal pH at 10:30 is 7.6.
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I was up early this morning and decided to get a pH even though the tank lights were not on yet.

The color was green, instead of blue like it has been. That corresponds to neutral, 7.0. I wish it would stay that way until 10:30, when I usually take it. I know this is the CO2 talking. Normal pH at 10:30 is 7.6.
I just took a pH at 5:30pm and it was 6.8. It should have been higher than 7.0 instead of lower. Maybe the pH is dropping for some reason, maybe KH. I guess I'll just have to keep on getting pH and see what happens.

Thanks for your help Byron in this strange chain of events.
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I just took a pH at 5:30pm and it was 6.8. It should have been higher than 7.0 instead of lower. Maybe the pH is dropping for some reason, maybe KH. I guess I'll just have to keep on getting pH and see what happens.

Thanks for your help Byron in this strange chain of events.
One has to let things establish biologically and often they will. Test the pH over a period of days or alternate days, always at basically the same time each day as you know, and for a couple weeks.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Ok, will do.
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