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CIR2000
02/25/2017, 06:12 AM
Hi,

I'm using component 1+2+3 since 4 months... but in the last two weeks the dKh decrease 0,5 per week.

In the mean time Ca and Mg they have always the same values. How to approach this situation ? I increase the ml's of the 3 components or every week I add the Buffer ?

Tks

CIR2000
02/26/2017, 01:26 PM
Help !


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2dawghouse
02/26/2017, 09:37 PM
If it was me I would add baking soda to your alk container...I do in order to keep my alk where I want it. I bake the baking soda first to help keep my ph up.

Aquaforest
02/27/2017, 04:13 AM
Hi,

I'm using component 1+2+3 since 4 months... but in the last two weeks the dKh decrease 0,5 per week.

In the mean time Ca and Mg they have always the same values. How to approach this situation ? I increase the ml's of the 3 components or every week I add the Buffer ?

Tks

How much Component 1+2+3+ are you dosing now?
What is your paremeters ?

CIR2000
02/27/2017, 01:10 PM
How much Component 1+2+3+ are you dosing now?
What is your paremeters ?



I'm dosing 8ml x day. Tank 75lt.

KH - 7
Mg - 1365
Ca - 450
PH - 8
NO2 - 0
NO3 - 0
PO4 - 0




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Aquaforest
02/28/2017, 02:05 AM
Sometimes when aquarium is not stable yet - for start KH is decrase faster than other elements.
It's good to dose Component 1+2+3+ in equal dose and add KH ( KH Buffer solution) separately.

CIR2000
02/28/2017, 03:27 AM
Ok... also if my aquarium started one years ago?

Tks


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Anirban
02/28/2017, 09:11 AM
Ok... also if my aquarium started one years ago?

Tks


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Different system behaves differently. I know some people who were having a trouble keeping the Alk stable by using component 123 as the Alk was depleting sooner. So they started dosing more of component 2 and stabilised it. But in that case the problem is you will dose more of other elements along with Alk as the component is a full balling product. So, I think its wise to add the components in equal amount and replenish the deficiency by adding KH buffer as suggested above.

ivanotas
03/24/2017, 05:03 AM
will it be an issue to increase the KH buffer mixing quantity in Com 2?
And can I substitue KH buffer with baking soda in com 2?
Thanks in advance.

ClownNut
03/25/2017, 10:08 AM
you should just make some extra KH buffer solution to bring up the KH.
component 2+ = sodium bicarbonate + component C strong. as long as you add component c strong to the solution, i dont see any issue.
here's the math if you havent done it.
1G BRS sodium bicarbonate = 6.4G of solution, 50ml = 1.3 dkh for 27g of water, $20 = $3.13/G
1.2kg AF KH buffer = 3.94G of solution, 50 ml = 1.3 dhk for 27g of water, $12 =$3.04/G.
please tell me why you want to use anything else other than AF KH Buffer?(Beside if you have ton of sodium bicarbonate already)