- May 11, 2020
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Hey folks. I’m having a hard time bringing my PH up to where it used to be before dosing Vibrant. My tank used to keep its PH at around 8.1. I’m guessing that the vibrant killed off enough hair algae and the decomposing algae dropped my PH to 7.7. That’s just my best guess though... I’ve done several large water changes and the Ph always ends up right back at 7.7. Unfortunately I use reef crystals which is very high in calcium so I cannot dose kalk to get my PH up as the calcium in my tank is currently reading at 500+. I’ve tried to slowly dose soda ash but that only bumped me up to 7.8. I can keep going that rout but I’m afraid of overdoing it. Since using vibrant, I’ve used an entire bottle of boost PH + at this point and that didn’t raise my Ph at all. I’m wondering if there’s anything I’m missing or any suggestions from the community as to what the solution might be. None of my corals seem to be too terribly affected by the low PH but I’d like to slowly bring it back to where it was before.