Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Indiana
Posts: 48
Send a message via AIM to ares
Increasing KH?

Since the arrival of the new light I've been working hard to get my water parameters back to normal and remedy my neglect. In the past week through PWC's I've managed to get my nitrates from somewhere around 160 down to 35. Everything else was perfect except for the nitrate lvls. I did a full water test today and have noticed that my KH has dropped from 8 to 6 in a week. Is there a natural way that I can get it back to where it needs to be?
__________________

__________________
ares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
Use Arm&Hammer baking soda to raise your alk. This Reef Chemistry calculator will tell you how much you need to add.
__________________

__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
ares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Indiana
Posts: 48
Send a message via AIM to ares
Is this safe to do if there are fish and snails in the tank? Should I add it to my filter or directly to the main tank? Thanks so much for your help.
__________________
ares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
It's very safe. Use the calculator I linked to above to determine how much to use. Then add that amount to some RO water and just dump it in your tank. It will cloud up, but it dissipates quickly.
__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Increasing Light SWerner13 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 13 03-02-2009 02:35 AM
Increasing Phosphates Peyton Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 12-10-2006 10:52 PM
Ph Increasing mom2cct Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 19 05-17-2006 03:47 PM
increasing nitrite and ammonia abelman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 06-04-2004 09:01 PM
Increasing SG BettWalker Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 08-12-2002 12:58 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.