Cloudiness after using ReefBuffer 8.3

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I used Reef Buffer to raise my ph, I knew it would make the aquarium cloudy and it made the glass white (used last night). My question is what is the best way to clean the glass with the white particles on the glass.

You can see where I used an Algae scraper but it’s barely working.

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Why are you adding a buffer? Buffers don't do anything but screw up your chemistry. Looks like you caused a major precipitation event
Because I was told to use it to raise my ph from 7.8 to 8.3 which it did. Also there’s no fish in there if you were wondering
 
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Because I was told to use it to raise my ph from 7.8 to 8.3 which it did. Also there’s no fish in there if you were wondering
It doesn't do it permanently, and all you're doing is ****** up your alk.

You don't have anything in that tank at all. Once you get things going through photo, it'll fix itself. This currently is a non issue and you created an issue at this point. Just do your water tests and make sure it's ok.
 
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Because I was told to use it to raise my ph from 7.8 to 8.3 which it did. Also there’s no fish in there if you were wondering
You'll likely need a massive water change to reset things.

Buffers are pointless since they jack up your alkalinity and the pH will just drop back down within a few hours
 
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Best way woud probably be to clean out that tank, fill it back up with freshwater and citric acid and wait. Or just scrub with acid dissolved in water

And thouroughly rinse out the sand and break it up if theres clumping in it
 
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I’m done with this. I mentally can’t take this anymore. Nothing ever works, I’m just mentally done now. Try to fix something and end up causing another problem.
 
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I used Reef Buffer to raise my ph, I knew it would make the aquarium cloudy and it made the glass white (used last night). My question is what is the best way to clean the glass with the white particles on the glass.

You can see where I used an Algae scraper but it’s barely working.

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Careful with that stuff. It sent my first tanks Alkalinity DKH through the roof! Takes Forever to lower. It will start snowing in your tank!
 
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I’m done with this. I mentally can’t take this anymore. Nothing ever works, I’m just mentally done now. Try to fix something and end up causing another problem.
It’s all good. Take a breath. My LFS screwed me over by recommending this. Just do Large water changes with good saltwater every other day or 3 days. It will lower. I use to get nervous when issue pop up in my tank. Now I just try not to dose or do anything dramatic in the heat of the moment but slowly do things that I know is good for the tank. Not sure how long this tank has been going but definitely not a goner, I’ll try and read you older post issues to try and figure what you have been through.
Tanks!
BD
 
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I’m done with this. I mentally can’t take this anymore. Nothing ever works, I’m just mentally done now. Try to fix something and end up causing another problem.
I have an almost full bottle of the stuff in my cabinet we all make mistakes lol, ph of 7.8 is nothing to worry about, atleast you didn’t pour it over a poor fish or urchin in my case
 
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