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Old 12-28-2012, 03:20 AM   #11
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I second that co2 will drop the ph maybe add some surface aggitation
Do you have a skimmer? skimmers also help release co2
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Thanks heaps for that. I do have plenty of surface aggregation but I have also been aerating the tank for the last few days with no increase in pH so I guess that means the tank is getting enough gas exchange? Once the ATO reservoir runs out ill just top it up with fresh water then and see how that goes. Should I only be using Kalk once I have coral to keep the Ca and Alk in check?
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Oh and I don't have a protein skimmer but I do use a surface skimmer with my Fluval 206 filter. I will get a protein skimmer for my new larger tank.
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Thanks heaps for that. I do have plenty of surface aggregation but I have also been aerating the tank for the last few days with no increase in pH so I guess that means the tank is getting enough gas exchange? Once the ATO reservoir runs out ill just top it up with fresh water then and see how that goes. Should I only be using Kalk once I have coral to keep the Ca and Alk in check?
Surface agitation isnt going to do much if your house is filled with excess co2. In the winter co2 buildup in the home becomes even worse.

Take a cup of tank water and let it sit outside for 45 min or so then test the ph. You should see a change.
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Thanks heaps for that. I do have plenty of surface aggregation but I have also been aerating the tank for the last few days with no increase in pH so I guess that means the tank is getting enough gas exchange? Once the ATO reservoir runs out ill just top it up with fresh water then and see how that goes. Should I only be using Kalk once I have coral to keep the Ca and Alk in check?
I dont see why you would need kalk without coral theres really nothin using up alk and cal at this point may not need it at all depending on coral your gonna be keep simple 2 part here and there may be enough or even a quality saltmix will replace whats being used
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