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Old 12-27-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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What is the best way to use Reef Builder?

I'm dealing with low PH - as low as 7.4.

I have been trying to use kalkwasser in my auto top off and it initially was working then just couldn't maintain. I decided to try reef builder to raise my alk and reef buffer for the PH.

How often can I add the builder? Or is it that I should test my alk daily to see where it moves to? Last night it was 7 degrees of carbonate hardness.

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Have you tried increasing surface agitation? Pointing a power head towards the surface usually corrects ph issues.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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Yes. Have always had two PH's pointing to the top
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I'm dealing with low PH - as low as 7.4.

I have been trying to use kalkwasser in my auto top off and it initially was working then just couldn't maintain. I decided to try reef builder to raise my alk and reef buffer for the PH.

How often can I add the builder? Or is it that I should test my alk daily to see where it moves to? Last night it was 7 degrees of carbonate hardness.

TIA!
If you cant maintain ph id say likely alk is low raise the alk if cant maintain alk then magnesium is low alk cal and mag all go hand in hand keep those 3 at appropriate levels and ph will maintain proper level
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