- Sep 22, 2017
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Thanks for the ideas. I did leave the window open yesterday for several hours and there was no real change. Apex started the day at 7.50 and was at 7.55 when I got home. There isn’t any acceptable way to run the Skimmer line outside. I won’t be keeping much if any sps so hopefully water changes will handle replenishment of elements. Can always revisit that as needed. I will be running a Fuge in one of the back chambers, the light is already installed. I’ll be ordering the Chaeto once I’m finished cycling. I’ll be checking out that article later this evening, thanks so much for the link.Yes it does slow coral growth down with lower ph is what I have read myself, but if u keep ur alk and everything else stable, the coral growth will be fine. It may take longer for the corals to get going in the beginning, but once they are fully acclimated to ur own system u should have no problem growing them with a lowered ph.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the ideal ph range of 8.1.
To help raise ph you can:
1. Run ur skimmer line outside which would help, but ur prob no where near a window or would not want an ugly skimmer line running on ur wall,
2.Leave a window open
3. Run ur system on kalk, when water changes are insufficient enough with coral demand of the added/trace elements needed.
4. Run a algae scrubber or chaeto ball in one of the back chambers, leave the light on the opposite schedule of ur main display lights. When ur lights go out at night, the ph drops. This will help balance that out a little by running ur fuge light at night.
But like I said, me personally I have never put my focus towards ph, and many others have told me the same thing. Focus on the most important thing, keeping Alkalinity stable and po4, no3 at ur systems ideal range. Ur corals will let you know what that may be. Everybody's system is different, you will learn urs on trial and error.
Here Is a ph article with all the answers..