Aquarium Chemistry Question? Ask the Doctor!

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  1. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    That is normal. Photosynthesis consumes CO2 during the day, raising pH.
    Respiration is constantly adding CO2, and at night it predominates, reducing pH.
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Thanks Randy for taking care of our sick tanks! HA!
     
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    He should take care of our sick addiction to our tanks too
     
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  5. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    That's a lot harder. lol
     
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    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    That's a lot harder. lol
     
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    how do you raise your ph using bicarb soda? thanks
     
  8. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    You don't. It will reduce pH slightly, and will boost alkalinity.

    I address pH issues and how to correct them here:

    pH and the Reef Aquarium - REEFEDITION
    http://www.reefedition.com/ph-and-the-reef-aquarium/
     
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    Hi

    Is it possible to test the strength of freshly made alk solution
     
  10. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Yes, but it is very high and will need dilution. What did you make?
     
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    well my issue is i used a half cup measuring cup and i think i may have put 5 half cups in when it only calls for 4. sorry does that make sense
     
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    Hello Mr. Farley I have a question regarding going to college for biology, more specifically fisheries or biotechnology and I'm wondering what the outlook is and if you have any advice.

    Also, can you get a job outside of the area you went to college?

    Thanks,
    Luke
     
  13. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Sorry, I'm not really familiar with the job prospects in that area. Most of my professional experience is in pharmaceutical discovery.
     

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