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Old 06-24-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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How do I get my PH and KH up? The PH stays around 8.0(want 8.3) and my KH is at 5(8-12)
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Your pH is fine. You can use baking soda to raise your alkalinity, which will also slightly raise your pH. Take 2 1/4 cups of Arm&Hammer baking soda, put it on a cookie sheet and bake it in the over at 350° for 1 hour. When it cools, add that to 1 gallon of RO water.
Use this calculator and choose Randy's Recipe 1 to determine how much you should dose according to your current alk level and total volume of water.
'Reef Chemistry Calculator FV'

An Improved Do-it-Yourself Two-Part Calcium and Alkalinity Supplement System by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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