Originally Posted by carey
See i was dosing Kalk
in with my ATO water and i lost two SPS
corals. :-( So I stopped the kalk
. My alkalinity is always on the low side too. I am waiting for tuesday when BRS delivers my jugs and measuring stuff for dosing 2 part.
My Ph peaked at 8.02 today and since lights are out I figure it will be dropping again.
So should I be worried with a range of 7.8 to 8.0 or so? I kinda figured the stability would be of more concern than adjusting all the time to get to the 8.3.
Yes, the stability is the key. In the open ocean, a lot more can be tolerated than in a closed system where everything is artificial, even the water. Get your KH
worked up slowly, a two part solution works pretty well. I don't know how you lost SPS
unless you hit the tank with too much. Kalk
is more about calcium than alkalinity. But it does raise PH as it runs about a PH of 10-12. I don't think chasing the PH makes much sense at this point until KH
is higher. Just do it all slowly.