Originally Posted by Herndo
Just like most the test kits I've seen, you count the drops until it turns yellow/lime and multiply by 10. It took 18 drops tonight right after a water change and 16 drops 3 hours later.
If I'm not mistaken 10-12 is the range I'm shooting for and the only way to lower it is change the water again?
It's a FOWL 8.2 PH, negative for ammonia, nitrite and around 5ppm of nitrate after water change. Been running over 4 years. 55 gallon. Thanks.
If it's an API test (Aquarium Pharmaceuticals) then the number of drops until it turns yellow is the number of dKH
. So if it took 16 drops, then you're alkalinity is 16 dkH
(which is the same as 5.7 meq/l... divide the dkH
by 2. )
You're right more or less... 8-12 dkH
is the normally recommended range, but it will depend on your Ca
levels. Are you dosing any calcium or alkalinity?
Water changes should bring it back down.