View Full Version : Help something's wrong

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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