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Old 04-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #11
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That's the right way to do it. Calcium is understood to be consumed and normally goes down overtime and so is alkalinity. Any of the two will not go up by itself. If you had dosed to raise your Alkalinity without the Part 2, your calc would have gone down some more. If you had dosed to raise calc without checking the other, your Alkalinity would have gone down some more. In short, make sure one of the 2 is on the upper level before dosing the other. If both are low then you have to compensate each other to reach the acceptable level. However before you do, it is very important that your magnesium is within 1300 ppm.
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Mine is at 1200 tested today.
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Mine is at 1200 tested today.
Calcium relies on both mag and alkalinity.

Edit: That is, if you are dosing in order for calcium to have a good effect. Otherwise, you need more dosing than necessary or precipetation will occur.
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So Should I try to bring it up or its ok as it?
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The ideal mag is between 1280 and 1320. The higher the better. You will have difficulty in raising alk or calcium with 1200 mag
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