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Old 05-06-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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What should my carbonate hardess (KH) be?

So what's the range? Mine's at 10dh....is this too high?
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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8-11 is good.

You need to measure calcium along with KH. They go hand in hand.
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whats a good testkit that includes kh and calcium
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Old 05-06-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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I use salifert test kits. One for each. Very reliable, gives real numbers (not ranges).
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I've not come across a marine test kit that had both. Salifert stuff is all separate. SeaChem marine basic doesn't have calcium kit included...they have a reef kit that has it, but I opt'd for the higher grade 'Reef Status' calcium kit they make.
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I agree that Salifert is the way to go. I use the Salifert alk/KH and Ca tests and I love them.
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Old 05-06-2005, 07:58 PM   #8
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There is no need to go beyond NSW levels, 1.5-3 mEq/l (4.2-8.4 DKH). The only exception being cronic low pH issues that cannot be repaired environmentally.

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