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Old 06/14/2018, 06:25 PM   #1
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Dosing Help!

I upgraded my 28g nano to a 60 gallon cube and 40g sump. I canít avoid dosing any longer. Water changes arenít enough to keep up with the large volume. I purchased red sea foundation pack with alk, calc, and mag. They suggested calc level of 450 for mixed reef tank. 450 calc puts my dkh balance at 12.6. Iíve always kept my alk between 7-8. Does that high alk seem right? Below are current levels:
Salinity- 1.025
Alk- 8dkh
Calc- 340
Mag- canít test yet
Ph- 7.8


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Old 06/14/2018, 06:41 PM   #2
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too high IMO

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Old 06/14/2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Djbeasley05 View Post
Below are current levels:
Salinity- 1.025
Alk- 8dkh
Calc- 340
Mag- canít test yet
Ph- 7.8


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Why don't go with a 2-Part solution (something like SeaChem Reef Fusion). Then you can adjust Alk or Ca accordingly. Once you get things in balance, maybe check into kalkwasser.
I used Coral Pro sea salt for a little while, which also is labeled at dKh of 12. For my needs, I don't need it to be that high and gone back to regular Red Sea Salt.

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Old 06/14/2018, 07:20 PM   #4
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That is pretty high... does not leave much room for error....


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