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Old 01-19-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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pH 8.2 ?

My pH is 8.2 which is good. However, testing my alkalinity the Red Sea says it's between
0-0.7 is that to low?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Are Alkalinity and Carbonate Hardness the same? Meaning is my alkalinity test (Red Sea) the same as my carbonate hardness (API) test?
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Yes carbonate hardness and alkalinity are the same. Alkalinity should be between 8-12 dKH so that would be extremely low. Are you sure you tested correctly?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Yes carbonate hardness and alkalinity are the same. Alkalinity should be between 8-12 dKH so that would be extremely low. Are you sure you tested correctly?
Yeah I'm good. I used a Red Sea one and it was saying I was WAY LOW!! Then when I used my API it was @ 9 dKH. So, I think the Red Sea test kit is no longer any good.
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Good thing you didn't add a whole bottle of alkalinity...
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Good thing you didn't add a whole bottle of alkalinity...
You aren't kidding!! I was fixin to mix me up a batch of baking soda LOL!!
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did you use .3ml of the titration? If so that would put you at about 9.5dKH
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did you use .3ml of the titration? If so that would put you at about 9.5dKH
All I know is 3 or 6 drops into 6 ml of water. Shake it for 10 seconds and read it
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you must be using the old Red Sea kit and not the Red Sea Pro
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you must be using the old Red Sea kit and not the Red Sea Pro
Correct it was a mini lab with alk & pH
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