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hi guys..iv been given a couple of pieces of large coral for my tank..is the effect on the ph levels easy anoth to control with ph up and down..or is it to bad to control??:unsure: cheers chris

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metoo replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

I have no real idea as for how much the coral would raise the pH of the water, but I'd put it like this:
If the coral alters the pH so significantly that you'd need to play around with pH down or up, I wouldn't do it.

You need to keep in mind that say a pH of 8 is not 1/14 higher than pH 7, but 10 times as high. And pH 9 is 100 times higher than 7. At least if I remember correctly. You can't avoid strong fluctuations if using such pH adjusting stuff which isn't good at all for the fish IMO, better to keep it stable.

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chomper replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

thanks metoo,im not to sure how much differance it makes..just that a guy in the pet shop one day said something about it raising the ph level..mite just keep to the rocks i wont to get,cheers

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

ive done th coral thing b4 and i will assure u that it messes with yr ph(ph goes sky high).

boil it up for a while and stick it in a bucket of water and then do a test on the water in the bucket to see what effect it has on yr ph level.

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chomper replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

sounds like a good idea vbaby.il give it a try and c what happens

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chomper replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

sounds like a good idea vbaby.il give it a try and c what happens

hi my name is chris,im from australia,,
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

If the coral has been in a saltwater tank dont use it. A long time ago a friend of mine set up a goldfish tank and was given a piece of coral from her friend. Her goldfish kept dying after a few weeks and we worked out it was the coral. It must of been leaching salt into the tank

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chomper replied the topic: Re:coral in tank

sounds like its not worth the risk hey..mite just put it in the garden bed..cheers guys for the info

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