Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
DG17

PH keeps increasing..

Recommended Posts

Squiggle

I think it would be interesting to do the same experiment with TDS, very intrigued to know the results of that one. :victorious:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DG17

Squigs originally I had 20 ltrs of those crappy ph increasing ceramic noodles in the sump and 8 ltrs of eheim substrate pro and my ph controller was in my sump.. So I think the higher reading was those noodles because after only having 10ltrs of them in there and 20ltrs of eheim it's already starting to drop. I just don't want to change all the media at once and disrupt the bacteria but ill eventually change all of it to eheim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DG17
What is your moss on? Any on rocks? Only need one small rock of the wrong type to affect ph?

All my moss is tied to the clay caves from dean.. All I have in my tanks is the caves, sponge filters, mineral balls, oxydators and glass shrimp feeders, 9cm of benibachi soil with mineral powder underneath. Oh and shrimp.

My sump other than media has sponge, wool and a bag of Purigen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trav80

I had a similar issue in 1 of my tanks. I used some noodles/rings from an AquaClear HOB and the PH was constantly raising. Killed the buffering capacity of my UP Shrimp soil in under 3 months.

After some cup tests I found it was the noodles and after some investigation I found they use crushed coral in the noodles to buffer the PH. I pulled them out and used some cintered glass noodles and the PH started to drop.

I now only use cintered glass media or eheim / seachem branded media in most of my tanks. The only tank I don't use this combo in is currently having PH issues. It originated when my digital timer for the lights failed causing the lights to be on 24 hours a say. This caused the PH to rise, now I'm struggling to drop the PH again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • jayc
      It must have been an aluminium heatsink. The Indium in Liquid metal will eat through aluminium. Only copper or nickel plated heatsinks can be used with liquid metal. It says so on the packet, at least my pack of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut does.
    • jayc
    • kms
      I will try to add all the old tank's shrimps at the end of August to the new tank, had a problem with my chiller this morning, try to make it more efficient by adding a better heat sink grease, I added a liquid metal grease, apparently you can't add liquid metal, when heating up, the heat sink turning to dust, along with part of the cooler inlet and outlet. So far the shrimps are ok.    
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I have had the new shrimps a week and have ordered some new ones(10) for delivery friday. There are probably at least 6 of the 8 alive (they may even all be alive still) but as the tank is so densely planted it is difficult to tell, but I saw 2 black and 2 red this morning, as yesterday, but I'm sure 1 red and  1 black weren't the same as the ones I saw yesterday so there are probably at least 6, if that makes any sense??? Anyway that will be it for now and I will just let the tank and shrimps do there thing once this batch are in there in a couple of days, and I can get back to the usual routine as was, before this unfortunate event wiped out the last lot. All parameters are good, including the nitrates now, but there are a lot of brown patches on the plants and moss balls still......... It all looks a bit drab and uninspiring and brown!!! I probably just need to be a bit more patient? I will do some maintenance tomorrow and a small 2L water change, then the new shrimps will go in on friday after acclimatising. The shrimps were totally uninterested in the spinach or shrimp lolly I put in at the weekend but I am assuming they have so much biofilm at this stage that that is keeping them busy and well fed and they are staying under cover until they get used to their new environment and this strange ugly monster that keeps peering in at them through the glass from time to time? I guess if some 100ft tall bloke kept peering through my window a few times a day I would be a bit nervous/reserved shall we say? I removed the spinach and the shrimp lolly and put the shrimp lolly in the betta tank and within minutes there were 10 shrimp on it so there was definitely nothing wrong with that shrimp lolly! Simon
    • jayc
      Traps don't work on hydra. Even with planaria, it is slow and it doesn't catch them all.
×