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Old 07-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #81
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I would dose 30ml or 40ml next.
Alright, ill dose tomorrow morning 30ml tomorrow morning. Thanks
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:13 PM   #82
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Ph and cal are great
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #83
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Just a quick update..


Yesterday I dosed 30ml in the morning and tested the water at night with the result

PH -8.2
KH -7.3
Ca -420

And today i dosed 30ml of that bionic alkalinity again and tested my water just now and here's what I got

Ph-8.1
KH-8dkh
Ca-410

Tomorrow ill be doing my week pwc so do i have to dose that alkalinity in the morning again before i do my water Change or after I do my water change?

My goal is to get my KH to 9.
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Just watch out cause your cal will keep on dropping too. You may wanna check mag as well.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:34 PM   #85
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I would dose like usually, just to keep it up. When you get to nine dose less maybe 15ml test then see if you need to add less or more. Test every day or two till you find the right amount. I don't bother testing mag all the time it drops slower and if cal and alk are good mag is good. Maybe one a month for me. To keep cal up you could dose 15-20 cal with 30 alk and the alk will still raise some. Usually I dose 40alk /30 cal, if cal drops some add a little more cal. When you figure your tank out it will be easy for you to keep it balanced.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #86
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Ok I did water change last Friday and then dosed the bionic alkalinity after. Yesterday I dosed the same amount 30 ml in the morning and so as today. My KH stays at 8.1dkh, calc-410, ph -8.1.

Should my KH be higher now that ive been adding 30 ml everyday? Do I need to increase the amount of that buffer being added to get to 9?

Also, now that my bionic part 1 is almost empty and my calcium bottle is still full, I went to the lfs to get the part 1 part bionic. The guy told me that I can't buy just part 1because its a 2 part buffer. Now I am thinking its useless for me to get the calcium bottle because i haven't even dosed calcium yet. What should I do?
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That means your Alk is already saturated and not advisable to keep on dosing. Otherwise you will go back to same problem as before. No need to reach the 9 as long as mag and cal are good. It will just stabilize with regular pwc.
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Ok I will hold off dosing tomorrow morning but ill still test everyday to see when it drops.

Where can I get a bionic bottle just the part 1-alkalinity?
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You can increase PH by air line bubbles in sump then your Alk may also go up. If your Mag is good you can dose Cal
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I didnt dose this morning and when I tested my water an hour ago my alkalinity went down to 7.7dkh, ph =8.2, cal-410

My previous readings were
KH=8.1
Ph=8.1
Ca=410

I guess I have to dose everyday then. Maybe ill start dosing calcium too
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