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Hi, I'm a little confused with the results I get when I test my water.

Yesterday I tested the pH in my water straight out of the tap and it was the same as always: 7.5-8 (the colors for 7.5 & 8 are very similar)

Then I left a bucket of water to sit overnight and tested it today.
It tested out to be 7 pH.

I thought leaving it overnight would get rid of the excess CO2 thus making the pH rise but instead it decreased.
I measured the water to be tested with a syringe, added the reagent and set a timer. I followed all the instructions of the test kit.

I'm sure I'm missing out something and I was hoping you could explain this.

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Leaving it out will do nothing and water will actually have a lower ph if the co2 concentration in your home is high. This is more commonly seen in a reef aquarium especially in the winter time.

Put an air stone in the water, this is called aging the water and off gases any co2 in the water column.


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