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Old 07-11-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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is 7.6dkh kH, low?

After using API test kit for a while i saved up money to get a Red Sea test kit. Also, I jut recently changed my salt from reef crystal to kent a month or two ago. So here is my water are zero on ammonia and nitrite

NO4=2ppm
PO3=0.64ppm
Ca=535
KH=7.6
Mg=1420
Ph=8.2

I mainly have Lps in my tank but my frogspawn and acans are not looking fat. Is this because my KH is low? And should I be concerned on my nitrate and phosphate?
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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I wouldnt stress the nitrates, though a few extra water changes and it should zero out. I keep my tanks at about 9dkh so youre pretty close. I believe the normal range is 8-12.
The phosphates are a different story though. While its under 1 its still high. Are you using ro/di water? even for top offs?
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Yes, I use RODI with a tds reading of 2. I also use chemi pure and gfo reactor which I think its time to change the media on both lol!!! I'll change the chemi pure today and maybe the gfo for next week
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Really should change di resin when you get it flickering between 0 and 1. The resin is only 11 or so dollars and that 11 dollars to have 0 TdS is worth it in my book.
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Also 7.6 is a hair low. Could be a few different factors. Easiest and cheapest is get fresh air flowing over the tank. Sometimes homes just have a lot of co2 in the air and it will lower your dkh.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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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
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like a product? I tried searching it up and found nothing. I have the bionic two part but should I go ahead and dose or its not really necessary?
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