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oshanickreef
09/13/2016, 11:46 PM
I am dosing the kh buffer solution and calcium solution. Both aquaforest products.

I took my dosers offline a while ago because I sold a bunch of coral and my levels needed to stabilize. I now have been supplementing aquaforest calcium solution because it is dropping much faster than alk. My alk has been slowly dropping from 10.3 to 8.9 over the past two weeks. But my calcium is used up super fast so now I'm dosing 70 ml of calcium and no alk and I feel like this isn't right. I also have been adding calcium in addition to dosing and it doesn't seem to be doing anything... Any advice?

ClearwaterUK
09/14/2016, 03:14 AM
The recommended range for all is 6.5 to 8 max, its better around 7
the balanced Ca for this is in the 410 to 440 range 420 would be good with Alk of 7

let the aquariium rebalance then start dosing equal, you may need to correct from time to time.

oshanickreef
09/20/2016, 10:40 AM
I haven't dosed alkalinity in about a month and it keeps going up! It's now 164 ppm or 9.18 dkh. I don't understand how this is possible. I assume this is why my calcium reactor never worked because calcium and alkalinity never increased/decreased equally. I have been dosing about 80 mg of calcium per day and it is now at 420 ppm.

Any ideas on what might be happening here?

MichaelW
09/20/2016, 02:46 PM
using Hanna checker? Try a test kit. My checker would give a constant rise or constant fall in reading towards end of reagent especially. Now I use salifert and I like it much better

oshanickreef
09/20/2016, 06:33 PM
using Hanna checker? Try a test kit. My checker would give a constant rise or constant fall in reading towards end of reagent especially. Now I use salifert and I like it much better

Okay I will try with all different test kits and here are my results:
Mag 1500
Alk 9.1 - with salifert test kit
Cal 420
Salinity 1.025

Potatohead
09/20/2016, 07:17 PM
Are you using a ph buffer?

oshanickreef
09/20/2016, 08:04 PM
Are you using a ph buffer?

Nope.