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Old 08-10-2004, 07:02 PM   #11
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The alkalinity is fine. The only issue with the Ca is if it gets used up at all, it will create an even larger imbalance making it harder to fix as time goes by. If you "tweek" the Ca a bit with each water change, it will help eliminate the possible problem.

If you have any type of coralline growth I am quite sure both alk and Ca will get used up at least some. With corals, I would actually suggest some sort of suppliment dosed directly to the tank. These levels as they are will be hard to maintain and keep balanced if so.

Keep testing every few days and see what the rate of depletion turns out to be. That will help to detrmine what if anything extra might need to be done.

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When you say "tweak" a little in each water change, do you mean using some addictives in change water ??
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I use an osmolator for top-off water with Kalkwasser that adds more or less 2 litres of water into the aquarium.
Is it fw ro water? If it is buffer it with liquid reactor by kent that will help alot!!
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When you say "tweak" a little in each water change, do you mean using some addictives in change water ??
Yes, simpley adding small amounts of CaCl to the SW before it goes in the tank can help. You can also add the CaCl to the tank directly but be sure in either case you follow the directions carefully and be sure to test before/after each addition.

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Hi,

Can I tweak alk too ??
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You could but your saltmix doesn't need it.

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Old 08-21-2004, 07:30 PM   #17
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Excelent,

After one week my result where :

Ca = 300 mg/l
dKH = 10º
pH=8,3

Tweak Ca in change water and dKH in aquarium, plus kalkwasser !!!

Thanks guys

I think I got there. I 'll wait to see !!
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