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Old 12-31-2008, 02:26 PM   #11
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Scott brings out a good point about good surface aggitation. Poor surface aggitation promotes poor gas exchange at the surface which causes low PH.
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Well I put my ph by the surface. I also picked up a Salifert Alk/KH test kit. I have know clue how the direction want me to test this thing. Can someone tell how to test with the Alk bottle it only gives me Directions for the KH bottle? I take I would repeat the steps with the Alk bottle? let me know...

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Yup, directions are the same for both.

Add drop, swirl water; add drop, swirl water; add drop, swirl water; add drop, swirl water

Did I mention, add drop, swirl water

Count the number of drops and that your measurement in degrees.
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I would count and do I have to multiple by something? Like a Calcium test....
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if you want to convert it to ppm or something other than degrees you will, the instructions should give you the calculations. But, just the number of drops is a sufficient reading.
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I am lost it says to count but why am I counting? am i suppose to add it to what the syringe ends with.... I understand up until the end it loses me.... :-(
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:55 PM   #18
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just add some alkaline 8.3 its a kh buffer
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Um... yeah chemicals are not the solution all the time. I just need to work out the kinks in my water parameters....

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Do you have glass tops on the tank?

More surface ripple will help but you may have to buffer it.
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