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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by [email protected], Apr 26, 2013.
I plugged my ORP controller in, got my skimmer running and my reading is 55. Is this right?
I would love to blame my issues on a crapoy tmc reactor, but its dripping and its dripping
Yes mate I am that sad I sat there and watched the ph rise on the screen then thought to myself what a stupid plonker I am
I was more concerned about posting the stupidity on here lol thats why I said I would post after I spoke to nev lol
I have a feeling the cr would be fine once the probe is re callibrated but will resist the temptation for now
I may even just look out for a korallin one as my aim is to fill the lr with frags as and when I know I have found the issue
Much as I like some lps I would rather have the sps as my goal with a few choice lps and some acans etc
You sure its not crying?
Mine was 176 iirc
Which is low apparently
Its now at about 355 ish
Mine wss dripping and dripping but then again the co2 was being ploughed in as well
What I dont understand though is why the effluent didnt go sky high
The highest I could ever measure was about 33
well if yours is low WTF is mine? LOL
According to the probe in calibration fluid its +30 out, so that would mean the actual reading is 30ish? that can not be right surely?
Dunno dude I failed science and chemistry at school lol
I just really hope that was the issue though and not just an excuse again
I feel so guilty to my flame angel lol
Ged, just a thought, do you have aquatronica redox interface and probe?
Either way, I would keep the probe calibrated weekly, small drifts could push tank over the edge.
Where is your probe btw (i think we can let ged answer this Liam ....)
No idea matt is the whizz on stuff like this
Nsw is between 350 and 400 from what I have read
No just 2 x ph ones
One in the cr and one in the last chamber of the sump
I learnt a lesson mate seriously I felt my heart sink when I thought how the **** do I tell people I made a schoolboy error like that
Lets just hope thats the issue then, but wouldnt excess ph affect tank ph too?
Every time I have checked its always been 8 and thats with 2 other people testing as well
I did drill the wall last week and put the feed for the skimmer so that would help I guess
I may just be talking rubbish and the ph of 5.4 may have done no damage at all
Sorry mate but if your tank pH was 8 I don't see why a low pH in the reactor would cause an issue. If it caused,low pH in the tank then fair enough, but it didn't.
As for orp, starfish that is really low mate. I can't see that being correct, ORP probes are very temperamental and should be calibrated evey couple of weeks really,
I don't check the pH meter in our reactor. if my alk starts to drop and lower the set point. if it starts to rise I increase the set point. I use the set point as a kind of level setting, it doesn't matter if the pH probe is accurate, so long as it increases or decreases the amount of media that dissolves as you want it to.
That's what i thought Paul think i need a new probe its been on for several hours and not gone over 60
Bring it worth you it you're coming to the meet in June and we will check it out if you want?
Thats just ****** on my bonfire
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