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Old 03-05-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
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High Alk

I just got a alk test kit today and my alk is on the high side should I be concerned with it or what products do I need to get to fix this
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What is high? Post numbers, please. Also, what test kit are you using?
What's your Ca?

You might want to read this article on methods to solve your problem.
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I have a red sea test kit and it just has low normal and high no number
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Do the instructions give you any number ranges for those 3 areas?

Did you test your Ca? If not, get a test kit and test it before doing anything about your Alk.

You might want to look at the Seachem Multi-kit (pH, alk, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate) or the Salifert kits. Both are considered the better/best kits.
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Red Sea test kits are the biggest waste of money. I know because I have one. They are somewhat complicated, and very shady as far as being able to tell clearly what the actual reading is. Especially with the Alk test.

As soon as I get a few extra bucks I'm going to buy a whole new test kit.
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