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Old 04-24-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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HELP Test results

PH = 8.5 useing the Nytrafin test
PO4 = between the 0 and .5 useing aquarium pharmaceuticals test
NO3 = 0 useing aquarium pharmaceuticals test
NO2 -= 0 useing aquarium pharmaceutical test
NH3 = 0 useing aquarium pharmaceutical test
CA = 520 useing Salifert test
ALK = 1.94 useing Salifert test

just did a 18 gl wc today.

My ? is how would I rise the Alk and lower the CA. Everything about my tank is in my profile.
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For an excellent discussion about Ca and Alk, I recommend you take a look at:
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/nov2002/chem.htm
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Mind if I piggyback? I have a well. The Ca is (I think) 180, but my tank is 220, why is this? I have avout 2/3 of CC ( I am replacing the CC w/sand). Is this difference due to the CC?

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