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Old 11-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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Sorry it took so long to reply. I could not find a alk/dKh test kit. I had to order it online. I tested everything today. Everything looks good. Calcium is back to 420, since I stopped adding the reef builder. But you were right my alkalinity is at 11. Do you recommend any specific brands for adding calcium that will not raise my alkalinity? Also, could having the higher alkalinity cause green algae growth? We have noticed an increase recently.
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I have alk levels up to 13 and have seen no problems. But you can dose a two part solution and just not dose the alk part as much or at all. The calcium can also be added with a Kalkwasser drip, but it also increases alk some. Alkalinity solutions can raise ph if it uses soda ash, baking soda also raises alk, but has less effect on ph. But having a high alk level adds a lot of buffering for preventing ph swings, which is a good thing.
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