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spanglish
01/15/2008, 06:28 PM
I have a PH monitor on my tank. It always holds steady
at 8.38 to 8.5. tonight it reads 8.78.

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Agu
01/15/2008, 06:37 PM
How do the inhabitants look ? I ditched my pH meter years ago because the same thing used to drive me crazy but didn't bother the fish/corals. (They couldn't see the meter read out ;) )

First thing to check for is missing/dead livestock.

Second is to confirm all equipment is working properly.

Third thing is to recheck in the morning if there's no obvious distress in the tank.

If it doesn't drop to the low end of the normal range your chemistry is probably getting out of whack. That can usually be resolved using chemicals and buffers (not my choice) or water changes (my preference)

Craig Lambert
01/15/2008, 06:42 PM
Do you callibrate it every now and then? My pinpoint instructions say once every 3 months.

Roy G. Biv
01/15/2008, 06:50 PM
Pee in a cup, see what it reads.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v191/redfan/pHTable3.gif

Craig Lambert
01/15/2008, 06:53 PM
And to think of all the money wasted on reference solutions..............

oldschooldino
01/15/2008, 06:53 PM
I guess urine would be easier, but I think a real hardcore reefer would use blood!:rollface:

Agu
01/15/2008, 09:55 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11608557#post11608557 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by oldschooldino
I guess urine would be easier, but I think a real hardcore reefer would use blood!:rollface:


:lol:

spanglish
01/16/2008, 08:42 AM
Another cure is a new 9V battery!:D
Problem solved.