View Full Version : 2 part ratio out of balance

07/17/2017, 08:07 AM
I am dosing 20.5ml of b-ionic alk supplement per day while only dosing 6ml of calcium. I am new to dosing 2 part in this manner as I've always used kalkwasser or dosed 2 part manually without putting too much thought into dosage amounts. Does this seem abnormally out of balance?

Alk 7.5

Ca 450

Vinny Kreyling
07/17/2017, 11:53 AM
CA is fine, Alk is slightly low. NSW is 8, many run higher.

07/17/2017, 02:23 PM
CA is fine, Alk is slightly low. NSW is 8, many run higher.

Sorry, NSW is 7.0


07/17/2017, 05:54 PM
Over time, if the tank gets no water changes and no other supplements, the calcium level should drop, most likely. In a lot of tanks, though, water changes are enough to keep the calcium level up. There are some processes that will remove only alkalinity, though:


07/18/2017, 04:52 AM
yes its normal to dose more of one part than another..

07/18/2017, 09:49 AM
I am OCD about alk and check almost daily, but only check calcium weekly. My tank uses about 1.7 dKH daily

07/20/2017, 11:03 AM
I check my alk daily as well, sometimes twice if the ph isn't where I think it should be by that point in the day.

I run a zeovit system. I know acids are produced during the nitrogen cycle and my tank has a very active bacterial population so I suppose that could account for the excessive amount of alk used.

I just needed some confirmation that this seemed normal.