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Old 04-25-2014, 11:41 PM   #31
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Well I know jj saidyou dont want that stuff that settles on the bottom in your tank so.....that being said I would do what he said as far as getting it I'm the tank. Gallon of water up top, tube running down to your sump with air tube. Siphon out at 1 drip per second or even 1 drop for 2 secs. I'm gonna go easy! Like 1/4 of the gallon and test and do the math from where it was to where it's at and then figure how much more I need to get to the sweet spot. If rather go low than high
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:14 AM   #32
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I'm trying a drip system with airtubing with a kno on it...

How much I should dose for a 20g system to reach PH 8.5 from 7.9 ?

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Old 04-26-2014, 12:19 AM   #33
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I'd say that's a good drip rate.

I'm sorry, but I don't know how much. I'm gonna have to keep an eye on it and go little at a time. I would start and get 1/4 way thru liter and test. Go from there.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:40 AM   #34
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Now 1/4 of a liter as been distribued to the reef, and the PH test the same, according to my GF (I don't see thoses colors good ans want second advice)... 7.9...

I think I'll dose the whole 1 liter bottle overnight. that's good idea ? I,m drunk
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #35
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Kalk will raise alkalinity and calcium but not the pH. Use baking soda to raise alk and pH. Start with mixture of 1 tsp/gal of ro/di on ato. Be catious that sudden fluctuation of pH can hurt your live stock. Create more water surface agitation will also help.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:36 PM   #36
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I added all the liter last night, Ph raised from 7.9 to 8.4. I don't know how much the alk and calcium raised, I'll test this tonight (Mg and PH too).
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #37
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Normally even without dosing the pH will be 0.2 points higher during the day than nigh time. If your pH is 8.0 at night, it will be 8.2 after 2 hours your lights are on.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:17 PM   #38
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No, I mean I tested PH, it was 7.9 on the mid day light cycle, then I dose 1 liter of limewater, and 1-2 hours after, then PH was 8.4...

When I test ph in the "morning" of the light cycle, I get 7.8-7.9, when I test right before the lights will close, it usually give me 7.9...

The objective here is to artificially boost the PH for killing dinos...
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I went thru the gallon on my 75g tank and the ph barely moved up to 7.9.....I'm hesitant to go more so soon. Maybe do another gallon tomorrow ya think?
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Does anybody know how much kalk to dose ? I'm drunk yet, and still don't know how much kalk to dose.

I'm dosing another 1L of limewater today, I did test, everything is in range... But PH is higher than my normal averages values (8.3)


How much Kalk to dose for a 20g, with dinoflagellates, to get PH 8.5, when the normal ph is 7.9 all the time?

Last params from redsea (ph from API large range):
KH: 8.4 dKH
Ca: 450 ppm
Mg: 1280 ppm
PH: 8.3

How much limewater do I need to dose ? I can't find any reference for this !...

(I'm adding limewater with airtube with a knot in it, so I get 1 drop/2sec)



I still find those ****** dinos in my tank, I'm tired of them, stringy brown ****...

PLZ HELP ! I really enjoy the hobby, my corals, my 2 clowns, this forum, but can't get rid of thoses dinos
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