Help with fresh water dip!!

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    Nu2Reefs

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    Been treating my tang for ich with heavy feeding and metronidazole for 3 weeks +/- with no obvious improvement so I thought I'd try a fresh water dip if I can catch him but
    I buffered my ro water to dKH 9.6 and Alk 3.4 to match the tank but the pH is reading 8.8 now ???? what did I do wrong???

    Is there something else I need to add ( just added ro water, Osmo Prep, and then buffer until I reached the right Alk.)
     
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    You could be getting a false reading try another test.
     
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    Retested, same results for dKH Alk and pH.
    Read the buffer and it said retest pH after 24 to 48 hours.
    Do I need to wait that long for it to stabilize or just for the reading to be accurate?
     
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    Im a huge fan of dkh I like it because you add it every 24 hours until target alk and ph are aquired at that point you only dose once a week to keep it stable. You infact may be testing too soon wait 48 hours and test again.
     
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    Ok so I guess the dip will have to wait till tomorrow thanks. Does the water need to have any lights for the pH I know it makes a diff. in the tank but this is just in a 5 gal. bucket with an bubbles so I can do the four min. dip and then discard.
     
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    yep that is what I would do. Keep us posted on the progress.
     
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