You should probably try a more reliable test kit (Salifert/Seachem) before you jump to any conclusions about your Alk
. Yes, if your Alk
is too high you won't be able to keep Ca
in your tank. I read an article once that described the Ca
balance has having a bowl full of marbles (some Ca
and some Alk
). If you tried adding more alk
to the full bowl of marbles *something* would spill out onto the counter. Likewise adding more Ca
is going to make marbles fall out. There is a point where the saturation level is just too great and could cause a crash by the precipitation of the Ca
out of the water.
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