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    I have high ph over 8.5 and i have fishes in my tank, tank have been running for about a month now i was wondering how do i lower it

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    How are monitoring/testing your PH? If it's a probe, when was it last calibrated?

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    I wouldn't try to make ph changes at this point. It's borderline on the high side but doesn't justify action at this point other then getting the reading verified.
    That's what I think and I think I'm right

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    I have huge flow in my tank that causes micro bubbles during the day. That and my over sized skimmer shoot my pH up to 8.6 daily. I don't have any problems with fish or the mixed reef. It drops down to 8.1-8.2 in the night. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    I agree with everyone else, don't do anything to it. Let the tank takes its course especially its still new. Also try calibrating your pH probe or test with test kit.
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    99% of the time, messing with the pH will be more detrimental than not. The remaining 1% is usually when the aquarist fucks up (HCL acid to clean, Kalk aiptasia, etc.). Agree with everyone else, don't mess with it

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    The PH will eventually drop once you add more livestock to the tank plus its a new setup.

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    Wow. Usually I always read low pH. Oxygen usually raises pH. So less suffice agitation would help lower it. How much idk.

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    What's your set up? & what is your water source?
    Agreed that it should settle, and not to sweat it.

 

 

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