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09/29/2010, 10:01 PM
Any side effects to using BP with an alkalinity higher than 8?
My tank has been running at 10 and had couple of shifts up and down that caused some STN on some corals. don't want to make them go through another shift.
Any links to articles or posts describing how much I should add and how fast, things to whatch out for...

09/29/2010, 10:22 PM
Some people have reported problem with carbon dosing and higher alkalinity levels. Others don't. I'd consider lowering the level to 8 dKH to be conservative, but tanks seem to react very differently to carbon dosing.

09/30/2010, 02:05 AM
my alk/dkh are steady last months or two at 9,6 dkh, no problems whatsoever

09/30/2010, 05:47 AM
Thanks. Guess I'll drop it to at least 9 before starting them then and then slowly go down to 8ish...
Any links on info on how much to use, flow rate, how much to start with and how much to add....?