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Old 10-22-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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question about 2-part cal/alk additives

my current level of calcium is 470, my alk iis dkh=8.4, i would like to get the alk up a bit, should i jut add the second part of my warner calxmax solution to bump the alk or should i add both parts and just have high calcium? any thoughts?


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Old 10-23-2004, 10:05 AM   #3
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Adding just one part is fine... Right now that is what Im doing because the oceanic salt has a high Cal level so adding part one is not necessary. Just keep a eye on them both till you get it balanced out.
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Don't worry about shooting for specific ca and alk levels. As long as your ca is between 350 and 450, and alk is between 8-12 dkh you are fine. If you really want to raise your alk I would wait until your ca level falls to 400, then bring your alk up to 10dkh with some reef buffer. At that point you can start using your 2 part additive again.
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