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jmack
05/17/2007, 08:56 PM
I had an anemone die today; caused major cloudy water but after I got him out and tested i found my PH dangerously low (7.0) and my alk high...how can this be? Nitrates are 40; nitrite 0.

jksteele010
05/17/2007, 09:02 PM
If your ammo went high,from the die off, that could have caused the low pH. Had something similar happen and my pH dropped very quick and almost lost more coral.

jmack
05/17/2007, 09:03 PM
How did you get it back up to normal?

miracles38
05/17/2007, 09:07 PM
Do major waterchanges quickly.

poppin_fresh
05/17/2007, 09:07 PM
I would do a decent size W/C ASAP! I wouldn't worry about the alk right now. The ammonia and NO3 are MUCH bigger issues. The W/C should help with the ph.

jmack
05/17/2007, 09:16 PM
ammonia is reading between 0-1...however the test card is a light yellow and the next reading on the card is green. My water sample looked bright yellow.

Alk is 7.7 dkh

csb
05/17/2007, 10:08 PM
7.7 dkh is a little bit low... should be between 8-12, ideally 10 dkh.

WorldNation
05/17/2007, 10:14 PM
do an emerg. w/c. also drop in a poly-filter (will help take out whatever else the anemone might have released and check how the skimmer is working, might wanna crank it up a bit.

jmack
05/17/2007, 10:17 PM
I have a polyfilter in there so do I need to change it (or take it out entirely)? I order them from Foster/smith so it will take a while to get another. I also run carbon 24/7. I did crank up the skimmer...right now I'm waiting for the temp on my waterchange to match the tank..only a couple of degrees to go.

WorldNation
05/17/2007, 10:20 PM
nah, unless its dark brown in color, theres no need to change the polyfilter. let it do its thing ;p