ZOMG my pH is 8.65!! (Solved:bad calibration solution)

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by exactlyobp, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Idk, anyone else have any ideas?
     
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  3. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    I rinsed mine in rodi too between each solution. It didn't read 7 in the rodi though I forget what it read though. I didn't leave it in very long.
     
  4. exactlyobp

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    Thanks for getting back to me. Ive ordered Milwaukee pH calibration solution (7.01 and 10.01) a few days ago. I will definitely keep you guys updated.
     
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    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    Oh also so its been warm out and I opened a window where the tank is ph went up to 8.3. Amazing lol. I even have my intake on my Skimmer routed outside all year lol.
     
  6. exactlyobp

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    I was airing out (and freezing) after the boss's dinner cooking as well, the Apex showed even higher pH. I was like whatef.
     
  7. exactlyobp

    exactlyobp Giant Squid

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    Good news!

    Here's the update:
    The new calibration solution came today.
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    After the calibration it shows this
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    After the calibration, I also tested the old solutions and it showed 6.65 when it shouldve been 7.0 and showed 9.45 when it shouldve been 10.0 on the Apex.

    Conclusion:
    Bad calibration solutions!!

    Thanks guys I was freaking out over nothing.
     
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  9. silor

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    Im so glad you got it figured out and didn't try to drop you ph with other methods
    Grats dude now enjoy your tank again ;D
     
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  10. exactlyobp

    exactlyobp Giant Squid

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    Thanks silor!

    Now that I think about it, none of the corals or inverts showed any distress/issue, so I shouldve gone by how they looked to begin with!
     
  11. steve wright

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    congrats on seeing this through to positive conclusion exactlyobp

    peace of mind = you made a good investment there.
     
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  12. exactlyobp

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    Thanks Steve! Im gonna go toss the old solution.

    I really appreciate your help! K+