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Baconbandit
08/29/2013, 12:00 AM
as the title states. this is for those that manually test for ph.

rovster
08/29/2013, 03:16 AM
Never, LOL!

Texass2323
08/29/2013, 03:24 AM
never, lol!
+1

Rbs07fxstc
08/29/2013, 04:57 AM
Constantly with a probe.

blanden.adam
08/29/2013, 05:33 AM
Continuously with a probe here as well.

greendougan
08/29/2013, 05:51 AM
I would check once a week back when I did. But now its on the apex

brandon429
08/29/2013, 06:14 AM
Not one test for ph, ammonia, calcium, alk, p, n in seven year crowded sps tank. Pico reefs are that predictable with exacting maintenance methods. Convenient!

behlke
08/29/2013, 09:41 AM
I did test it once a week when I tested my other parameters, but after all of the posts where people chased low pH and were told to not worry about pH but to maintain ALK because the ALK will buffer the system and keep the pH from dropping too low, I stopped worrying about the pH and just monitor the ALK instead. I did not hesitate with this decision because I had consistent pH readings around 8.1.

bnumair
08/29/2013, 11:05 AM
i have pH probes and alarms unless it goes off i dont really pay attention to pH.

ptreef
08/29/2013, 11:55 AM
Have a probe now, but don't pay attention or worry. It just is what it is for me

sam3113
08/29/2013, 12:02 PM
I agree that Alk is more important than Ph in that if your Alk is stable so will your Ph. I check my Ph once a week with my other parameters. It had never swayed from 8.1. I most likely won't buy another Ph test kit when this one runs out.

zooxanth
08/29/2013, 03:48 PM
Rarely, every test is between 7.9 & 8.1 for years.

Buzz1329
08/29/2013, 05:27 PM
When the tank cycled, I tested pH along with everything else, but after that never.

maikoa02
08/30/2013, 03:28 AM
Yes not really a necessity if your animals look good. Buying a probe or a meter would give you peace of mind though.

Bkoper
08/30/2013, 09:16 AM
I test maybe 1 to 2 times a month, now that I started with Zoa's. Prior to the Zoa's maybe once every 3 months.

bertoni
08/30/2013, 03:02 PM
I was testing it once a week, but I wasn't sure that it was particularly useful.

sleepydoc
08/30/2013, 03:20 PM
Only when I run hypo. Otherwise I just follow KH

Spirofucci
08/30/2013, 03:28 PM
Never anymore. The only things I test for are Mg, Ca and Alk and even then not very often.

Dissy
08/30/2013, 03:31 PM
Maybe once a month..

nynick
08/30/2013, 03:52 PM
Never, the only things I test for regularly is Ca and Alk.

LobsterOfJustice
08/31/2013, 02:46 PM
Never.

Megatrev62
08/31/2013, 03:15 PM
Never