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    Hi all, question about additives. My 220g ph is 8 and alk is 1.36meq/L (dkh 3.8) My calcium is 440 and mag is 1440 I just added reef buffer to increase ph and alk when I did the 25% h20 change but Im wondering is it necessary to add it too my 13gallon top off tank as well, or just adding it to...
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    Water parameters out of wack. Noticed acan wasnt opening fully over last week so after christmas did some water testing. December 30 found the alk was at 5.4, cal over 500 and mag over 1500, all salifert tests. I dosed kent superbuffer that night, and next day alk was 7.2 and cal still over...
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    So I have posted in the past about my low Kh/alk readings and was forwarded to do some hard reading. I did... and sort of understand. So here is my question. According to my older but not near expired salifert test kit, my KH is usually around 7-7.4. Now thats with practically daily dosing of...
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    Can someone please give me some advice on how to raise PH and Alkalinity. PH is around 7.5, Alk is about 1.6 meq/l Ammonia and Nitrite is non existant, Nitrates are quite high. I have fish only (never been able to keep corals???? Jut did a big water change this week and cleaned out the...
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    Recently I posted about a drop in alk and slight drop in pH. Thanks for the help and suggested reading! My question is that while the pH was easy enough to get up to 8 range, the alk is not moving past 7.6 7.8 range. would like to boost it to 10 as we are going out of town soon. currently I am...
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    i have been struggling with HA and low alk since i started my tank a year ago. been using TMPR salt and aqua vitro additives exclusively. i usually change 7 gal (of 50 gal) every week. has anyone had problems with TMPR or aqua vitro? is it possible im changing my water too often or too much...
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