Why the low Ph? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
jkan0228's Avatar
 
PTrader: (115/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 5,485
Why the low Ph?

So I tested my Ph the other day and it turns out that I have a PH of 5....And when its in the morning, without CO2, its 5.5
I think I've posted this before but never solved the problem.
So what can cause a low Ph? This tank has been up and running for the past year. Its the 95G in my sig.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jkan0228 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
It could be a faulty pH test kit. And, it could be from lots of tannins in the water, but that is awfully low for being caused by tannins. Is this tap water? If so, what is the pH of the tap water after it sits out in the air for a few hours?

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
jkan0228's Avatar
 
PTrader: (115/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 5,485
Straight out of the tap its about 7.5 and I just collected some tap and will test that once it sits for a few hours this afternoon....
Also, its the API tetra test kit.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jkan0228 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 04:39 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
What chemicals are you adding to the water, as fertilizers, etc.? What is the KH of the water, both in the tank, and tap water? Very low KH will give you a low pH.

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
jkan0228's Avatar
 
PTrader: (115/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 5,485
I tested the water again innthe afternoon and still got 7.5
I dose PPS-Pro along with weekly GH booster. My kh is around 2 for both my tap and tank water


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jkan0228 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome