Originally Posted by PrettyFishies
I dosed Ca
. I have Hanna checkers for both Ca
. I ordered a Red Sea Ca
test kit as a hedge.
But why is that not possible? I'm pretty sure about the Alk
because I tested then dosed baking soda and tested again. I won't argue the Ca
because of what I learned about Hanna
I have no top and a PH that points to the surface plus an airline from the outside to my skimmer. I think there is a buildup of detritus under my 2" of sand. I stir it up when I do water changes and tried to vacuum it but that didn't work so well.
Why worry about a pH of 7.85 when the rests are fine? Like Carey says as long as pH is stable it should be okay. Your dosing is the reason why you have such parameter readings. If your salt is Reef Crystal all you need is a regular pwc
. I agree with Greg about raising alk
with baking soda and not dose Cal. The important thing to remember is that there is reverse proportion in Alk
and Cal while direct proportion with Alk
and pH. Meaning the higher the Alk
the higher your pH will be. By increasing Alk
your Cal will reduce slightly without dosing and you just monitor it.