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Old 06-28-2015, 04:06 PM   #41
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Nobody else chimed in because it's still within recommended parameters most likely.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:11 PM   #42
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Do you always keep the alkalinity this low?
125.3~17.9=7dkh.

Wait how is there no ammonia, nitrate, or nitrite?


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Old 06-28-2015, 04:43 PM   #43
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Wait how is there no ammonia, nitrate, or nitrite?


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Easily. Tank is already cycled hence the no ammo or trite. There COULD
be no trate due to algae present, false reading, or completely pristine system at the time of test.
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It is the lower edge of recommended level.
7-11 dkh or 125.3-196.9 ppm.
My one tank eats KH @ a 2ppm level per week so I keep it in the upper end when I dose.
If your tanks is steady it may be fine.
I just noticed no one else chimming in or mentioning your results?
Thank you for addressing it. I will see if I can raise it up some.

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I usually aim for between 9 and 10 dkh personally.
Thank you. I will see if I can raise it.

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Thank you all for the comments, I appreciate the advice.

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By the way the tank is about a year old. I did have a hair algae and red carpet algae issue. I added some more cleaners (crabs&snails) so that's almost gone.

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Thank you for addressing it. I will see if I can raise it up some.

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Your Ca is a touch high but I would not adjust it or worry.
More to note is if you are following the seachem 1&2 directions and doing a 1:1 dose that the part 1(the Ca part) is working better then part 2(the Kh part).
I use seachem "reef builder" for my Kh dosing(not buffer which is for pH).
You may just try a little of that and keep doing the same thing you have been with the 1&2 and not have a total change and new dosing "curve".
I am always happy with 9-10,but don't worry if I get 11 after dosing since I know my tank will eat it.
8 and under and I add.
You could dose 1 day and test(Kh) and then see how fast it drops over a couple days or a week to know the tanks consumption.
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OK I will give that a try and see how the tank responds.

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I ordered some of the Seachem Reef Builder. I should receive it this week. In the meantime I will keep dosing the Seachem 1&2.

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