- Jan 16, 2017
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- Charlotte NC
hey my corals are all dead, is it because my radions are under powered? If everyone just answered no, this would be a pretty pointless forum. We said to test the other perams as that is the first go to method that pretty much everyone (aside from you apparently) goes to first for pH. If you don’t want to do it, then don’t. But don’t ask for help and then throw a tantrum because you don’t like the advice you got.No, I dont NEED to test my alk and wont, I reject your demands. To me testing 4 things and adding chemicals is not more simple than experimenting with adding an air stone.
Let me be more clear. I run an extremely simple system. No ATO, no skimmer, no powerhead, no dosing anything, no testing, just large religious water changes and it works well for almost 2 years. I have had one mini crash in which nothing died because I experimented with not doing a water change for 2 months then did a big one (rookie mistake). I will not be dosing anything. I simply wanted to know if an air stone to my back chamber would raise my PH too much or too fast and thanks to Randy for answering that.
I will go against my philosophy and test my PH before adding the airs tone and after and report back when my tank crashes miserably because I didnt test my alk...
Now I understand why this board turns people off from the hobby. If I had a dollar for every first post in the hobby someone has made and their goal is a softy tank with some easy fish and 5 people tell them to test Alk,Calc,Mag,Phos,N03,N04,PH starting day one and every week I would be rich.
Yes, you can add an air stone to bring o2 into your tank. But if your tank pH is low because of CO2, it’s because the air around your tank has too much CO2 and an air pump pulling from that same air won’t help. If it’s not low from CO2, and is something else, then the air stone isn’t going to fix the other problem. So based on the info we have, no an air stone is not going to raise your pH too quickly.