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Old 11-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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How long with Kent dKh buffer....

How long until you see a change? Two doses so far and zero change in either dKh or pH.
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The change out to be pretty much instant. What are you trying to accomplish?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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My alk was only about 142ppm in my reef tank, ive doses for two days now and zero change in alk or pH. Why could this be?
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Possibly because you have not dosed enough?

Rather than a liquid dosing solution have you considering doing a 2 part dosing system using powder you mix yourself? It is a lot cheaper in the long run (the liquid kits are basically paying for water) and if you are having to dose Alk, you probably have a need to dose Ca as well.
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My ca has always been stable, I bought this on a suggestion so id like for it to work. I worked out the proportion and 7 mL in 29 gallon is roughly the dose. I don't understand why it's not working :/
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My ca has always been stable, I bought this on a suggestion so id like for it to work. I worked out the proportion and 7 mL in 29 gallon is roughly the dose. I don't understand why it's not working :/
Do you know your daily consumption rate from testing for it? You might not be seeing a change because the amount you are dosing is only holding it at the current levels due to the tank consuming the amount your adding.
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What is your target alk?

7mL of this product doesn't seem like much at all. I think you are supposed to dose like 10 a day until your target is reached. It could take a week of dosing to get to the target depending on what the target is.
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It's 10 mL daily per 40 gallons, I have a 29, so it's 7.25 daily. I don't know how to measure my daily usage, but I measured for the 3 days prior to dosing as well (without water change) and it was a steady 142ppm as well. Idk what the heck is goin on
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I'm shooting for 175 to 200 ppm
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Unless they forgot to add carbonates to your batch of kent, it will just take some time before you notice a rise. It is possible that you were bottoming out on alk, and now with dosing 7.25 mL a day, you are just keeping up with consumption. I see no reason why you couldn't dose a bit more of it and see what happens.

Ultimately, this isn't a product you can use once and expect things to remain balanced. If your tank is consuming carbonates, your alk will drop daily unless you supplement it daily.
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