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Old 04-11-2005, 11:23 AM   #11
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You shouldn't be dosing calcium or alkalinity (or anything for that matter) until you're testing both, and know for a fact that your levels are low and need to be increased.
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:24 AM   #12
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So I see I might have to resort to dosing. I have a few questions. How can I make sure I do not overdose? Do you think Calcium is all I need? I know Kent makes a Calcium kit. Also Alkalinity why would this level change? What is a good alkalinity level? Thanks
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In order to make sure you don't overdose, you buy a test kit like mentioned more than once above. Sorry to be blunt but you need to get a Ca and Alk test kit. Those 2 are the basics besides ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and Ph.

I guess you could have the LFS do it for you as well. There is a balance between Ca and alk. It is not always as simple as dosing one thing.
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