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PostPosted: Dec 27th, '16, 07:34 
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I have a small system that I have had for years and I have only recently started testing the pH. When I tested it the pH was high so adjusted it and it was fine. Then I tested it a week later and it is high again. This is an ongoing cycle which I can't seem to break. Any thoughts


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I have a small system that I have had for years and I have only recently started testing the pH. When I tested it the pH was high so adjusted it and it was fine. Then I tested it a week later and it is high again. This is an ongoing cycle which I can't seem to break. Any thoughts

Details! Details! Details! :thumbright:

Do you have pics of the system? Can we assume gravel based growbeds? How is the top-up water?

How did you adjust the pH when you brought it down?

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60lt fish tank
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Gravel grow bed.
12 inch x 10 inch X 8inch deep.
Top up with tap water once every 3 weeks or so.
No plants at the moment.


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What is your ammonia concentration? What is the pH of your top-up water? The gravel in that rather small bed might contain limestone, have you tested it?

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