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Old 10-30-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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Keeping up alkalinity.

Well, since my alk levels are fine, will I still need to add buffer every other week or so to keep up on the alk? Or will waterchanges help any? I just dont want to run out of alk builder and have my corals die.

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Old 10-30-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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Your alk shouldn't fall that quickly, how often do you water change? What is your alk now? Also it would be handy to know your PH level (& what time of day you took the reading) & also your calcium level as they are all interlinked

The best way to tell is to test the alk a couple of hours after a water change & then again just before you do the next water change & see how much its dropped, then you'll know whether a little buffer is required in between....

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Old 10-30-2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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Every tank is different. You need to test and figure out how much your alk changes over a week or so and buffer accordingly. I would also test ca daily as the two go hand-in-hand.
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