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Old 07-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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remember I did those mr science experiments with the water and bubble wands? The aeration isnt the issue, it co2 exchange in my house. lol Every tank is now at the same 7.8 ish, even my fw tanks. I have over 3800gph directed at the surface for agitation and still it dropped.

I bought some Kent superbuffer dkh today, I'm gonna try to adjust it that way and see what happens. Gotta go slow though so not sure when I'll know if it works or not. I've been looking at dosing pumps as well if it comes to that. I think I may go back to my old salt, I always had around 450ppm with the regular I/O. The trouble seems to have started when I switched to the reef crystals.
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Yeah I remembered that after I posted it...duhhh! Guess I shoulda thought of that first. I use regular I/O salt ad haven't had a single issues yet
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I just got my 200g box of reef salt recently, so when I finish that up in a month or two I will switch back. Unless i can use the buffer. I'm gonna go mix that stuff up now. It says alkalinity should rise in about an hour and pH can take a day or two to show a testable rise.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #14
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Is that superbuffer like that kalk stuff cuz I jave just recently started useing that stuff so let me know how ot goes im in the same boat as you carey
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Not sure if its the same ingredients, I think kalkwasser is a straight mix of a chemical while the one I just used contains the following: carbonate, bicarbonate and borate salts.

I'm gonna test the KH in a few, it says to give it an hour or so after testing.
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The ph has gone up to 8.3 and the KH has gone up to 9.6. So yeah, it works but we'll see how long it lasts. if its a once a week type of thing it won't be so bad I guess.
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I am going to have to try that stuff. I need something that wont raise my calcium
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I simply would just let PWC`s do the job. Stop adding the purple up and your calcium should return to normal. No supplements for me.
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