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Old 04-08-2014, 02:24 PM   #31
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When you leave the saltwater standing overnight without aerating it gradually drops the pH level. We know that Alkalinity and pH interact with each other. You may have accurate parameter readings but your salt is not evenly mixed so they are false readings. I would get a big bucket or trash can from home depot. I use an 18 gal rectangular plastic container to prepare my 15 gal saltwater with a heater and circulating pump.
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When you leave the saltwater standing overnight without aerating it gradually drops the pH level. We know that Alkalinity and pH interact with each other. You may have accurate parameter readings but your salt is not evenly mixed so they are false readings. I would get a big bucket or trash can from home depot. I use an 18 gal rectangular plastic container to prepare my 15 gal saltwater with a heater and circulating pump.
That's a good idea. Just have to convince my wife that somehow I need another bucket in the house, only much bigger this time
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As an update, parameters are holding steady tonight at 1300 mag, 400 calc, and 7.5 alk. Will keep testing to see when alk starts to drop. Thanks for all the advice so far.


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Those readings are great. I would stop dosing while monitoring daily. If Alk drops to below 7 dKH, I would have to dose with baking soda on ato with a ratio of 1 teaspoon per gal of ro/di. Take another readings the following day and adjust the ratio as necessary.
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Those readings are great. I would stop dosing while monitoring daily. If Alk drops to below 7 dKH, I would have to dose with baking soda on ato with a ratio of 1 teaspoon per gal of ro/di. Take another readings the following day and adjust the ratio as necessary.

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