Question Need ideas bringing fresh outside air into reef

Mattl22

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Hi guys

1 thing I’ve never tried was to bring fresh air into reef tank to up ph a bit

I don’t wanna use my skimmer was thinking of buying an in-line vacuum pump and pulling outside air in to sump ?

Any ideas or the right pump to use I need to run 20’ of tube to get it outside


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Spartanwarrior

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Using my skimmer was a great option. Bubble pumps will create a lot of salt creep. If you have an area to direct the line for less creep its a good option...but also be aware of microbubbles leading to the return.
I added a bathroom exhaust fan but reversed it and have it push air every 30 min or so for 5 min. Seems to help.
Fans along the surface of your display will increase evaporation and raise pH.
 

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20' is a long way to go to run an air tube. If you're having Ph issues, most likely from excess CO2 in the room, then instead of running a line outside, which would bring fresh air directly into the tank, you may want to try and bring fresh air into the room itself. You can do this by having your AC pull in air or use a fan to bring in fresh air from the outside.
 

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Matt..I had the same issue low PH and high water temp. I put a fan in the window and another on the sump which lowered the temp and raised the PH. The only con for me was with higher evaporation rate. I had to monitor my alk because I add kalk to my ATO.


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i’m running diy co2 scrubber for the last two days
seems to be working so far
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Following along as I also feel the low ph issue us due to the house being sealed up. Saw a pretty substantial drop as soon as the ac and fans went off with the cooler weather.

I agree maybe some open windows might solve this...but come the dead of winter that option is probably off the table. I can hear my father saying...close the dam windows, I'm not trying to heat the town.
 

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I would use skimmer but need like 20’ of tubing to get the tube outside didn’t know if that might be tough on skimmer pump ?


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Hi James Can u post picture for me ?


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Pics attached, full pic then... skimmer, scrubber, , out window , across ceiling
 

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Kingdavid777

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Hi guys

1 thing I’ve never tried was to bring fresh air into reef tank to up ph a bit

I don’t wanna use my skimmer was thinking of buying an in-line vacuum pump and pulling outside air in to sump ?

Any ideas or the right pump to use I need to run 20’ of tube to get it outside


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Use sponge filter via air pump
 
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