PH level Good, Bad?????

lilchris

Premium Member
I have been dosing limewater for about a month now. I am monitoring the results. For about the last 2 weeks my PH would drop to about 7.9 at night when the lime water starts. It would raise to 8.2-8.3 an hour after lights come on at 1 pm.
The last 2 nights my ph stayed between 8.2 when the lime water started @ 10pm and it actually rosed to 8.3 around 2am. Now w/ the lights on its still at 8.3. Is this what I want to see or do I want to se a drop at night when the lime water starts dripping? It never went above 8.3 as far as I was monitoring (until 2am).
 

bertoni

Premium Member
I think that pH range sounds fine. I might start the lime drip a little earlier, to keep the pH at 8.0 or so, but that's definitely fine-tuning.
 

lilchris

Premium Member
What is a good time to start? My Halides go off at 8pm, T5's are off a 9pm. DO you think I should start it when the halides go off, or before? Say an hour before?
 

bertoni

Premium Member
I'd probably start when the halides go off, but a few measurements should let you know how the pH is doing.
 
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