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Old 01-03-2013, 08:16 PM   #101
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I have used baking soda with success. It will also raise your ph, but that will fallout within a couple of hours +/-. There's a calculator that will tell you the amount to use but the page escapes me. Might google KH calculator for baking soda. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #102
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I looked it up and is it this site?

http://dataguru.org/misc/aquarium/Ca...&pHChange=0.00

Based on how many gals I have it says I need 15tsp of baking soda. I have to mix this in RO water, right?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:16 PM   #103
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I looked it up and is it this site?

http://dataguru.org/misc/aquarium/Ca...&pHChange=0.00

Based on how many gals I have it says I need 15tsp of baking soda. I have to mix this in RO water, right?
Yes that would be it!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:33 PM   #104
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Thanks a bunch! And how about calcium being at 380ppm. What do I need to do to raise it up a bit?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:46 PM   #105
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I think kent makes a cal additives I use that when water changes don't cut it. You might also think about changing salt mixes. I like reef crystal
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #106
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My next question is over what period of time do I dose the baking soda? Days? Hours? Mins?

PH 7.8
KH 6
Calcium 380
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My next question is over what period of time do I dose the baking soda? Days? Hours? Mins?

PH 7.8
KH 6
Calcium 380
To be honest I mixed it and dumped it will no ill effects. But, that doesn't mean it's the correct way.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #108
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I'm thinking of rescaping my rocks to give my snails and conch space to roam around and my small fishes to have more hiding place. However, I'm concerned on stirring up the sand and crushing some snails... any advice?
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I'm thinking of rescaping my rocks to give my snails and conch space to roam around and my small fishes to have more hiding place. However, I'm concerned on stirring up the sand and crushing some snails... any advice?
It should be fine just don't stir up the bed. Your always gonna have a little bit of sand come up no matter what you do.
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Alright, thanks a bunch.
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