Additives: needed or not

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Additives: needed or not

Postby spbreeder on Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:37 pm

Hi all, I did a water change a couple of days ago then tested everything last night. Ammonia-0, trites-0, trates-0, ph-8.2, phosphates-0, Alk-3.54, KH-9.9 and calcium-350. Do I need to add anything? The question was with calcium but i wouldn't want to raise the alk and KH. What would you do? I have never added anything and am not sure how to go about it.

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Postby tapper of spines on Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:04 am

Um, just out of curiosity, are you testing for Alk and KH separately? They are the same thing; 1dKH = 0.36 meq/l.

Yes, I would raise both the calcium and the Alk. Is there a reason why you don't want to raise Alk? I have the materials to do so as per this article: ... 4/chem.htm

Though I haven't had to for a long time, as my water changes have been keeping up with my coral's essentially non-existent needs.

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Postby Ereefic on Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:18 am

Everything is good, but your calcium is a little low. Just get some liquid calcium to raise that up and your all good.
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