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unprejudice 07-29-2010 09:43 AM

What is causing ph levels to drop
 
I've got a buddy that has a 55 gal and the rundown is:

Size: 55Gal

Temp: 75-8

Last ph check: was about 6.0

Stocking: 4 Large Silver Dollars, 3 Bala Sharts, 7 Sharpae Tetra

Water changes: 10-15% Once a week

Not sure why it keeps dropping any ideas?

sik80 07-29-2010 10:12 AM

need to know, is the tank planted? what decor is in there? what is pH of your tap water?

BlueHalo 07-29-2010 08:59 PM

only one thing drops ph, ACID determining the form and delivery is the trick, waste build up is a big factor so bioload etc, supplements added, C02,low gas exchange (tight cover) I normally add crushed coral to my substrate or add it to a container and run water thru it to raise and maintain ph

rtbob 07-31-2010 03:14 PM

I think also some types of driftwood might cause a drop in PH.

BlueHalo 08-01-2010 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtbob (Post 436613)
I think also some types of driftwood might cause a drop in PH.

certainly! tanic acid and other's

reefsahoy 08-10-2010 03:55 PM

co2 will definitely drop ph. if you are using a ca reactor you might want to add a kalkwasser reactor to counter act the co2 or add a second chamber to the ca reactor.


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