Originally Posted by Ingy
There is nothing wrong with very high alkalanity. It will not hurt anything.
I totally disagree with this. High alkalinity is more than likely what cause the precipitation event (water got milky). By adding a buffer to the fresh mix, the alk
was pushed past the super saturation point and precipitated out of solution. High alkalinity also can burn many corals. Natural seawater on most reefs is 7 dKH
. The recommended alk
level for a reef tank is 7 dKH
to 11 dKH
. Pushing alk
any higher can lead to precipation events and coral burning. I would never suggest anyone keep their alk
any higher than the recommended levels.
I agree with Mike that the rapid rise and fall of the salinity also played a factor in the fish and corals health.