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Old 01-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #41
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The Kent's buffer is easy. Take a little ro water, add the amount that the container says and let it dissolve. Then just slowly add that to the tank. It won't raise the pH above 8.2. It says to use it periodically til PH stabilizes, then can do it weekly or so as a maintenance.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #42
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Very nice tank, wish I'm organised as you are, under my tank more like bin.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #43
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Raising the Alk will stabilize the pH. Most marine buffers (for raising Alk) are designed and formulated to get the pH to about 8.2. Your Alk is quite low.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #44
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Ya I agree I just need to start working on my dosing. I thought I wouldn't have to but I need to get these parameters straight before I stock the tank with my corals.

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The Kent's buffer is easy. Take a little ro water, add the amount that the container says and let it dissolve. Then just slowly add that to the tank. It won't raise the pH above 8.2. It says to use it periodically til PH stabilizes, then can do it weekly or so as a maintenance.
I always used Kent buffers also (Superbuffer). They work great at raising dKHį and stabilizing pH right above 8. Just use it as directed until your alkalinity is around 10-12 and you should be golden. I've never had a problem with the Kent product but other brands are probably fine also. The problem is your alkalinity. 7dKHį is lower than you want it.

Great setup by the way!
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