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Old 05-04-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
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Alk wont budge

Okay, did my sunday water change (14 gal. every sunday Reefcrystals) and I got an alk reading of 10 (salifert) I does 60ml of bionic yesterday and 30 today. I usually dose 60ml after a change to boost it up around 11.0 and 30ml a day keeps it around 11.0. My problem is that it hasn't budged from 10 despite the heavier dose yesterday, and thats fairly unusual. Do I need to be alarmed or anything? Anyone have suggestions? My CAL is around 425 so I am a little out of whack. PH moves around 8.2 - 8.4

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A balanced alk with 425 CA is 9.1 for perfect balance, I think what you have is fine and so long as it doesn't drop, I wouldn't worry about trying to raise it any more, without a corresponding rise in CA.
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okay, i'll keep tracking it over the next couple days (I still test CAL and ALK every morning LoL) and see where it goes. I'll update this post if I run into anymore confusion. Thanks Kevin.
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I agree with Kevin that you don't have an ALK problem. You might want to test your Magnesium level though if a larger dose didn't increase alk.
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