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Old 06-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
Edulover Edulover is offline
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Is it more important....

Is it more important to have a stable pH or have your pH at 8.3-8.4? My calcium reactor keeps my pH at 8.15-8.2 regardless of how much buffer I add. Is this okay? I know a stable environment is best for livestock but just like to get people's input.

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Would thing 8.2 stable would be better than chasing a number...but I am also interested in the response from non noobs here

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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+8 is golden IMHO.

Heck, anything steady above 7.5 and I'd be satisfied. Right now I run around 8.2, but I've had numbers below 8 for over a year without any issues.

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Te ph in my 93 goes from 7.86-7.96. Stability is more important in my opinion.

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Old 06-01-2012, 1:09 PM   #5
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A stable 8.1 and good Ca, alk should be perfect.

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Old 06-01-2012, 1:22 PM   #6
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I hang out in the 8.5-8.7 range

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Thanks guys.... that's what I thought but I just wanted to confirm.

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Old 06-01-2012, 2:11 PM   #8
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I have never been able to get mine above 8 but everything does great in my tank as far as I can tell.

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