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Old 05-24-2011, 09:53 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by mr_X
i was asking a question. how are you exporting waste?

sodium bicarb or baking soda is an alk buffer. when you add calcium to the tank, your alkalinity changes. you cannot add calcium safely without adding something to buffer the alk.

that said, you don't have enough corals in the tank to warrant the addition of calcium, and when you do, you can do this with weekly water changes, while exporting a lot of excess nutrients in one shot.

if you find BY USING QUALITY TEST KITS, that you need to supplement, check bulk reef supply. they can set you up with whatever you need quite cheaply-
Two Part Calcium and Alkalinity Solution - English
Ok if I add 5ml how much baking soda will I need?

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