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DRL Akadama not buffering

I was wondering if anyone has had this issue. My tap water is about Ph7.2 GH5 KH1-2. SO the first week I used it to let the akadama taking in some of its minerals and metals. Next I did a water change and used RO like I normally do. PH 6.6-6.8 GH 0 KH 0. It has been in for almost 2 weeks and I am sitting at a PH of 7.0. The akadama has not lowered anything. test as is. Ph 7.0 GH 4-5 KH 0-1. No movement

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That is weird, is your kit expired or inaccurate somehow?


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Some batches are hit or miss, it seems.

I've got a batch that doesn't do much.


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Some batches are like that?


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No I use a sms122 to check it I have 4. I have used all 4 with sameresult

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Where did I get that soil from?

That is Very strange!
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Still staying strong at 7.2. I do not care because I going to use it as my OEBT tank as my other as a Pathogen break out I can't seem to shake. Been trying for a month now. Lost about 14-18 shrimp so far. Treated with everything I can think of. Trying Marycn 2 now. Dam red head death syndrom!

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