-How are you converting the ppm
(that's what the test kit measures by) to whatever dKH
reading you are using? I tried doing a google search, but the suggested conversion (17.9 x dKHppm = __._ dKH
) obviously doesn't give me the same number, and I honestly don't understand what the different conversions mean...I read that the 180ppm was a German reading, but other than that, I am lost...Chemistry was not my best subject.
-I am waiting on the lfs
to get liquid test kits for dKh
in, all of our other kits are API liquid (master, calcium, and phosphate). Are there additional kits I need?
What is RC?
Alkilinity is the same thing as dKH
As far gMy calcium is staying steady at 380ppm. My lfs
said 350-400ppm was what he recommended (what is the conversion method for the measurement you are listing?). Our sg
is 1.025, and our pH has remained 8.3-4, nitrites 0, nitrates 5 (I know this is recommended to stay below 20).
Any advice beyond this? Is there a specific book on understanding the water chemistry better w/o getting a degree?
Are my readings ok for me to continue slowly adding soft corals? I had read that corals would not affect my readings by a noticeable amount, that the fish would. We are not getting any other fish, unless we swap.
The guy at the lfs
tested my water last week and said everything looked hunky-dory to him, but didn't go into detail.
Thanks so much for your help!