Lfs says don't worry about PH level

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Gtinnel

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I check mine occasionally but I've heard plenty of people say they don't check and trying to get it to a certain number isn't worth it.
 

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I’ll start. In my FOWLR tanks, I don’t t check PH. (I doubt my fish know or care. Lol.) In my little 20-gallon softies tank, I don’t check it either— and do nothing to track or prevent PH swings. That being said, it’s a “nice” tank, but nothing “glorious” or sophisticated. Other more advanced aquarists with more traditional reef tanks can pick it up from here...
 

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I don't chase pH but I do have a probe to keep an eye on it. I would say you don't have to test it often but I would check once in awhile to make sure it's atleast in a normal range if keeping coral. I would say it's more important with sps, and not that important in fowlr
 
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Measuring pH is not the highest priority in a reef tank, but if your home is new and tightly sealed against outside air, it is useful to make sure it is not too low.

This has more:

pH And The Reef Aquarium
http://www.reefedition.com/ph-and-the-reef-aquarium/
 

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I rarely ever check mine .
it will naturally fluctuate between day and night .

monitor and maintain the main 3 alk , cal and mag ,
Also test nutrients nitrates , phosphates often but that’s it
 

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Just to be clear, pH is known to have substantial effects on hard coral growth, and higher pH typically leads to faster growth. I am not in agreement with folks who blindly claim it doesn't matter.

My point was that slow growth is not a problem in a reef tank, not that pH doesn't have important effects. I am bothered by the trendy mantra to ignore pH. It is just not the main priority of a new tank.
 

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I monitor via Apex and have alerts set for high or low. PH swings can sometimes be a useful indication that something strange is going on i.e.bacterial bloom when carbon dosing.
 
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