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Old 02-16-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
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CA ALK question

Will using GAC while doseing ESV B-ionic cause any problems? Should I remove the carbon for a while after dosing? I'm having some problems boosting my ALK. CA=400 ALK=2.5meg/l
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:24 AM   #2
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Will using GAC while doseing ESV B-ionic cause any problems?
Shouldnt cause any problems at all..

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Should I remove the carbon for a while after dosing?
Honestly no need really..
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I'm having some problems boosting my ALK. CA=400 ALK=2.5meg/l
Do you currently test for Mg?? if so what is the current level??? This can sometimes play a role in this.. There is a recipe that is like 6 to 1... 6 parts Baking Soda 1 part Washing soda.. I believe that is it.. LOL I belive its 1 tbsp per 20gals to boost alk 1 meq/l.. I believe Reefrunner has the Exact recipe... Might want to check with him for it or on the net.. I am sure its around.. Just watch your pH carefully as it will raise your pH for a bit..

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If its just a boost you want try using calcium cloride and baking soda as a jump for your alkalinity. Remember there are 4 sides to your chemistry and you can only go so high without having to raise salinity as well. Here is the thread on chemistry.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/nov2002/chem.htm
and here is a calculator to help with the alk./cal. balance.
http://www.kademani.com/reefchem.htm

Hope this helps because its all I know
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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Re: CA ALK question

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I'm having some problems boosting my ALK. CA=400 ALK=2.5meg/l
There is no need to boost your alk given the current Ca level. At 400 ppm Ca the balanced alk level is about 2 mEq/l. If you are trying to up the numbers boost the Ca another 10 ppm first to balance the levels. As cj10488 mentioned check the Mg levels as that will be a large contributor to your success.

How much of the two are you dosing daily for the 29? Also remember that when using a two part liquids they must be used in unison. If only using part A too boost the alk, the effect will be negligable as it needs the part B to be chemically complete.

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I'm using equal part of both 1 and 2. Thanks to all.
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