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Old 04-07-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Is high alk dangerous?

I am using Instant Ocean reef master test kit to monitor water in a 10G tank. Initially, pH = 7.8 and alk 3.5. After supplementing water with Seachem marine buffer, pH = 8.3, but and alk = 7.0 (which is outside the kit's range) according to test kit! Is this expected or dangerous to livestock?

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pumping xenia, ricordia, button polyps, green BTA
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Don't personally know about that but you shouldn't use those buffers anymore.

As long as your pH is stable and a little low its better than fluctuating and sometimes right.
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