10-15-2013, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by badxgillen
FWIW I was stating that finding the initial problem is key to the solution. I have seen PH drops from many things from improper decor and sump materials to simple exhaustion of the water column from excessive coral growth. I hope you don't deem me Ignorant and Dangerous when I also make a recommendation for a future dosing product that I feel is a tad bit safer than baking soda,as I did not say to use it I was insinuating to look into it.
Also I don't see a statement about the tank still cycling but maybe that is in another thread. Sorry for the misinterpreted information.
So Kennie can you give any other information on your tank such as water perameters including PH and KH. Is this gentleman Beaslbob right and your tank is still cycling and suffering from carbonic acid buildup?
I must also say that say 5 of my reef tanks have a slightly lower PH and still have great coral growth,color, and beautiful fishes...the PH is usally 7.9ish so don't worry too much unless its really low and or fluxing.
I'm sorry didn't mean to come on too strong.
But dosing baking soda to raise pH would imply that the original poster was as ignorant as I was on my 55g many years ago.
Baring some really really outlandish circunstance like using a toxic substrate, the macros will correct whatever is happing. Buy testing with the molly will insure the original poster is well on his way to a healthy tank.
I was just remembering my own experience from many years ago.
I don't worry about ignorance as I have plenty to go around. I hope to learn from the ignorance though.
still it's just worth .02
Last edited by beaslbob; 10-15-2013 at 04:36 PM..