Ph is consistently 7.9 - 8.03

Johnic

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I have a mixed reef and never really measured my ph until recently with my new apex. It’s measuring on avg 8.0. Is this ok or should I get a co2 scrubber ?
My acros are very slow grow, but my softies are growing quick (mushrooms, zoes etc)
 
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Vinny Kreyling

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John, PH has been called the "Brat" of the saltwater aquarium because it does what IT wants to do.
Not to worry you are fine & you will find it rises with lighting & falls @ night.
Also if the home opens windows it tends to rise too.
 

Johnic

Premium Member
John, PH has been called the "Brat" of the saltwater aquarium because it does what IT wants to do.
Not to worry you are fine & you will find it rises with lighting & falls @ night.
Also if the home opens windows it tends to rise too.

Agreed, hence why I never took ph readings until getting the Neptune apex for the purposes of the trident.
I'll just let it ride.
Reason why I asked, I understand higher ph yields better coral growth.
 

Timfish

Timfish
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THat pH affects growth has been an assumption for a long time that hasen't held up when researched. Factors that can are feeding, tankmates (alleopathy or microbial shifts) excess labile DOC, lighting, as well as nutrient levels too high or too low.

Here's some stuff you might find informative:

https://www.academia.edu/1161714/Ar...tes_of_Calcification_in_a_Reef_building_Coral

https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/43/13219.full.pdf

orest Rohwer "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2BMEfQGjU

Changing Seas - Mysterious Microbes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7hsp0dENEA

Nitrogen cycling in hte coral holobiont
https://youtu.be/DWItFGRQJL4

BActeria and Sponges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oLDclO7UcM

Richard Ross What's up with phosphate"
https://youtu.be/ZRIKW-9d2xI
 

Johnic

Premium Member
THat pH affects growth has been an assumption for a long time that hasen't held up when researched. Factors that can are feeding, tankmates (alleopathy or microbial shifts) excess labile DOC, lighting, as well as nutrient levels too high or too low.

Here's some stuff you might find informative:

https://www.academia.edu/1161714/Ar...tes_of_Calcification_in_a_Reef_building_Coral

https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/43/13219.full.pdf

orest Rohwer "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2BMEfQGjU

Changing Seas - Mysterious Microbes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7hsp0dENEA

Nitrogen cycling in hte coral holobiont
https://youtu.be/DWItFGRQJL4

BActeria and Sponges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oLDclO7UcM

Richard Ross What's up with phosphate"
https://youtu.be/ZRIKW-9d2xI

Awesome. Thanks for the links.
It’s funny how there’s so much info out there with no solid answer to this one.
One fact always opposes another.
 

Timfish

Timfish
Premium Member
There are a lot of variables we can't test for yet. Like the innate immunity of a genotype which can vary significantly between differetn genotypes in a species. Or what other tank mates are in a systems, different types of corals promote different types of bacteria in the water. So there's some serious microbial warfare going on in our tanks.
 
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