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Old 07-20-2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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Raising KH

Just recently I purchased a doser to help me maintain my calcium and alkalinity.

Now my problem is that how do I raise my KH without changing my calcium? KH is 5.5 and calc is 410. I have my doser dose 35ml of each every 12 hours.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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Edited: Just take readings more often and adjust the ratio as necessary until you hit the mark. Then start reducing the dose. As for now, stop calc dosing while increasing alk dosing. Make sure mag is not below 1300 before you start dosing any of them.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:37 AM   #3
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Mag is 1350 right now. You mean I have to skip dosing calc ? And Continue dosing 35ml of kh? And then recheck ? I'm using b-ionic 2 part system for kh and calc.
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How much of each are you losing daily? That dictates how much you should be dosing. Here's what I use to calculate how much I need to dose daily http://reef.diesyst.com/chemcalc/chemcalc.html


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That is correct. Avoid dosing calc if your alk is below 7dKH. Otherwise precipitation can occur.
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Before when I wasn't using a doser, I would dose manually and if I missed a dose my calc would drop to 360. There was one time I checked and it was 310.
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Ok I'm going to skip my calc this noon time and I'll recheck my water again in the afternoon.
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It will not hurt to have a short period (couple of days) of low calc than having a precipitation in your tank.
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Okay. I just set my doser 0 ml calc and 35KH for noon. Thanks
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How big is your tank?
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