[quote]have you been checking ph
? if ph
is low it wil utilize the additional hardness [quote]
I do check the pH every so often but not on a regular basis. Eveytime I test it, it is always about the same: ~7.9 right before the lights come on and 8.2-8.3 during the light period all the way until the lights go off. Pretty normal I believe...
How has the Ca behaved since you stopped dosing the CaCl?
You know, I haven't even tested for Ca
for the past few days since I have been playing around with the alk
. I will test for it this morning before I do the water change and report back. I would imagine it has fallen from its previous level of 390 ppm
. But I'll check to be sure.
When I do a water change today I am going to break down some of the pumps and take a good look at the heater to see if there is any major precipitation going on as well. Perhaps my Alk
is sky high and my test kit just isn't reporting that and that could be leading to some precipitation.
I want to thank you both so much for all your help thus far. I am determined that we will get this figured out.