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Old 07-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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made by Seachem. Aqua Vitro 8.4....
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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Sorry, it's "Aqua Vitro - Eight.Four" I dose 3-5 times a week my alkalinity is constantly low, the rest of my numbers are pretty close to yours.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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I'm not sure if KH fluctuates due to air inside the house but I am 100% it will have an effect on the PH
Air circulation will not effect KH but can have a major effect on PH. Your KH acts towards the ability of the water to resist PH changes, it acts as a buffer. PO3 at .6ppm is okay for fish, but .05 is what you are shooting for coral.
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Air circulation will not effect KH but can have a major effect on PH. Your KH acts towards the ability of the water to resist PH changes, it acts as a buffer. PO3 at .6ppm is okay for fish, but .05 is what you are shooting for coral.
thanks greg for that knowledge. so now i have to check my ph often to see if it changes everyday? and during the day?
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #15
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that phosphate is another prob too How do I bring it down to .05? ii'm changing my chemipure tonight cause i think it's been there in my sump for 5 months now. Also thinking of changing my gfo media next week or so I won't shock the whole system.
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that phosphate is another prob too How do I bring it down to .05? ii'm changing my chemipure tonight cause i think it's been there in my sump for 5 months now. Also thinking of changing my gfo media next week or so I won't shock the whole system.
That will help a lot.
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thanks greg for that knowledge. so now i have to check my ph often to see if it changes everyday? and during the day?
Not a bad idea to check it often. You just don't want any wild swings over short periods of time.
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I have noticed that when I was using IO Reef Crystals my calcium and KH were just going down and I have to dose with B-ionic part 1&2. I tried Kent but same thing. I finally found Coralife with lots of Calcium and higher KH. I do not even have to does anything. You can take the readings of the salt water before pouring it into your tank to verify my point.
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I have noticed that when I was using IO Reef Crystals my calcium and KH were just going down and I have to dose with B-ionic part 1&2. I tried Kent but same thing. I finally found Coralife with lots of Calcium and higher KH. I do not even have to does anything. You can take the readings of the salt water before pouring it into your tank to verify my point.
I was having the same issue before too when I was using reef crystals. Now that I have kent everything seems pretty good but the KH. I still have that b-ionic KH, do you think I can use that to boost up my KH a little bit? would the other elements gets affected too if in dose KH?
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Of course you can dose with part 1 to boast your KH since your Mg and Calcium are both high. I think those two will drop down a little bit which is fine.
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