my tank always seems a little low on pH and alkalinity...mainly cuz I have no idea how much of my buffer to add.
I use this site for dosing calcium: http://home.comcast.net/~jdieck1/chem_calc3.html
however they don't have my alk
buffer listed. I use Kent's Superbuffer dKh
, which is a dry bicarbonate buffer. The label reads: 1 tsp dissolved in 8oz water, per 30gallons, every day until you reach target levels.
Currently I'm sitting at 2.8meq/L or 8 dKh
Calcium is doing well at 425ppm...so I need to get alk
up to 3.5meq/l to be balanced.
Can anyone shed some light on proper dosing? I suspect I'm severely underdosing the buffer, and at the current rate will never catch up.