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Old 10-28-2011, 05:57 AM   #1
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I can someone please explain alkalinity to me. I bought a alkalinity buffer does this raise kH.
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These articles should answer any questions you have. And yes, a buffer will raise the kH (karbonate hardness).
Chemistry and the Aquarium: What is Alkalinity? — Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
A Simplified Guide to the Relationship Between Calcium, Alkalinity, Magnesium and pH by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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Ok so what are the main thinks I want to test for a reef tank.
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I test for ammonia, nitrate, calcium, phosphates, magnesium and alkalinity.
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What are the correct ranges for these?
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0 for ammonia, nitrates & phosphates. I keep my calcium at about 450, mag at 1350 and dkh between 7-9, I'm still working on stabilizing that one. lol
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What are the correct ranges for these?
Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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