Originally Posted by mr_X
Yes, it could be, but this if it's the same time you changed out your lighting, I would say the jury is still out.
Definitely agree with that statement. I made the mistake of ramping up the LED
's intensity too quickly (about 2% per day from around 45% to 75% on channels), but the acans didn't start showing signs of distress until probably 2-3 weeks after I finished ramping up the lights to 75%. I was just wondering whether the low alk
had anything to do with the acans' distress. As with most things that go wrong in this hobby, seems like there could be multiple causes...
The good news is that the acans don't seem to be dead, since there is clearly still flesh on them, although I feel like I see the skeletons more than I see the flesh. Just hope that they can recover if I give them more ideal conditions.
That said, are there any downsides to consistently dosing baking soda in order to raise alk
? I actually think my calc is fine, since my red cap and stylophora are showing great growth, but I'll try to double check the tests when I get a chance.