saltwater ph drop

Discussion in 'Water Parameters' started by llfish, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. llfishWell Known MemberMember

    Hey there

    I just did my water testing and noticed my ph dropped from about 8.1 to 7.6..and a couple are my frag corals are really grumpy! My ammonia is 0 Nitrite 0 and nitrate about 20ish. Temp is 77. The aquarium is a 55g and I did a 10g change on Friday. When I tested my water before the change the ph was at 8.1 and the water I changed it with was at 8.2. The only thing new that i did was add a protien skimmer just after the water change.

    Is this normal after setting up a skimmer?


    Happy New YEAR!
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  3. llfishWell Known MemberMember

    Hi my sg is 1.025 not sure about magnesium I use the api saltwater kit not the reef master kit. I am using h2ocean pro plus mix. I mix and then I let it sit a day and do the water change the following day. I only have 2 tiny frags not too concerned but just worried about my fishies. I use RO water I am not sure the alk either
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013